gold coast, australia

Competition for a district entirely themed around art, culture and encounters, in preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. cepezed worked together with Arup and the local PDT Architects on this project.

‘The halo ring’ is an iconic object which clusters a broad scala of cultural activities in a natural way and, to do this, provides a variety of temporary and permanent platforms ranging from an amphitheatre to an art museum and ateliers. There is also room for a tree garden, a subtropical garden and an Australian garden. To achieve optimum usability, high ambitions were set for flexibility and transformation possibilities.

‘The halo ring’ was not chosen as the winner. The design that will ultimately be realized was not a product of the competition, incidentally.