JENNY ROGERS, Gold Coast Bulletin (Online), June 05, 2015 4:58PM
THE developer behind the Q1 supertower and Palazzo Versace Hotel has unveiled its long-awaited plans for a $600 million world class multi-tower development and cultural precinct.
Sunland Group has lodged a development application with Gold Coast City Council for its planned redevelopment of Mariner’s Cove on The Spit.
The striking two-tower project has been designed in collaboration with internationally acclaimed Iraqi-British architect and Pritzker Prize winner Dame Zaha Hadid.
Sunland’s proposal comprises two sculptural residential towers of 44 storeys — a 69-suite boutique hotel and tower of 370 apartments.
The groundbreaking project will include the city’s first privately-owned cultural precinct dedicated to the arts with an art gallery, museum and outdoor sculptural gardens.
Sunland Group acquired the Mariner’s Cove site, adjacent to Marina Mirage on Sea World Dr, for $13 million in 2013.
Sunland executive chairman Soheil Abedian said the proposal combined leading architecture and residential spaces with unique, world class tourism and cultural amenity.
“Mariner’s Cove is an exceptional site worthy of monumental architecture,” Mr Abedian said.
“This proposal has the capacity to enable the Gold Coast to further define its cultural identity, not only through defining architecture but also through the enhancement of the cultural aspects it will provide to the city.”
Sunland managing director Sabha Abedian said the design is a work of art on an architectural scale.
“This development will be one of the greatest architectural undertakings in Sunland’s 32-year history and a landmark destination of international significance and acclaim,” he said.
Mariner’s Cove is Sunland’s second collaboration with Zaha Hadid, the architect behind the group’s proposed three-tower residential $420 million riverfront Grace on Coronation Brisbane riverfront development in Toowong.