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An international competition will be launched next year, giving entrants the opportunity to produce a winning design for the Gold Coast’s up-and-coming cultural precinct.
Gold Coast Mayor, Councillor Tom Tate, last week unveiled the Council’s plan to develop Evandale as the epicentre of culture for Australia’s sixth-largest city.
“This is a signal to begin assembling multi-disciplinary teams capable of delivering outstanding contemporary design that is quintessentially Gold Coast,” Cr Tate said, adding that the competition should be an exciting opportunity for designers to work within the 17-hectare site.
“Evandale will become the hub of artistic occupation for the city, a place that showcases the Gold Coast’s unique cultural and creative life and a place where the community will come together to engage with arts and culture.”
The Council’s vision for the precinct involves state-of-the-art facilities in performing arts, visual arts and new media, set in creatively landscaped surroundings.
The competition will launch in March 2013, and design teams will have six weeks to submit entries. Following the initial submission process, a jury of industry experts will select up to three teams to be offered $250,000 each to develop detailed proposals for the cultural precinct.
It is expected that final designs will be exhibited for the public to view and the winner selected by the jury in late 2013.
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