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The 82 townhouses at Parklands form part of the largest, single-stage, residential project in Australia. The Parklands project operated as the athlete’s village during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
The robust design meets the onerous requirements of the athlete’s village brief whilst cleverly anticipating the legacy of providing a high-quality place to live within the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct.
A design that preserved spatial quality with durable, clever detailing provided a high architectural standard with great economy and a simple but effective massing arrangement to maintain building articulation with a very efficient floor plan. Innovations in lightweight vertical fire separation were also used to achieve the original design intent.
The townhouses have been designed to comply with the Liveable Housing Australia accessible housing guidelines.
Ware Building, Gold Coast. Completed 2017.
AAA (Archipelago, Arkhefield and ARM Architecture)