ARM’s multidisciplinary approach resulted in a precinct design that was described by jurors as "a bold and inclusive reimagining of what a cultural precinct might be, seeking to engage the widest possible demographic". The winning design in this international competition was selected from 75 Stage One entries and three shortlisted Stage Two submissions.
The new cultural precinct will be sited on 11 hectares at Evandale, the location of the current Arts Centre Gold Coast, which will be revitalised as part of the precinct-wide project. ARM’s team will be designing indoor and outdoor spaces to support artistic programming and active participation from both residents and visitors to the area.
The shortlisted submissions and the winning design are also open to the public for viewing at The Reveal exhibition at Gallery 2 of The Arts Centre Gold Coast from 22 November 2013 to 15 December 2013.
"Schuler Shook is extremely pleased to be a part of ARM's extraordinary design team for this significant arts project in Queensland," said Schuler Shook Partner Robert Shook, ASTC. "We are looking forward to collaborating once again with ARM, with whom we completed the very successful renovation of Hamer Hall at Arts Centre Melbourne”.
Robert Shook, ASTC, is the Partner in Charge of Theatre Planning. Jim Hultquist, ASTC, is the Senior Theatre Planner, working from Schuler Shook's Melbourne office. Noted Australian theatre consultant Richard Stuart will once again be part of Schuler Shook's team for this project, as he was for the Hamer Hall renovation.
More details about the competition are available here: goldcoastculturalprecinct.info.