COUNCIL has released glitzy new concept designs of the Gold Coast’s new multi-million-dollar art gallery to be built at HOTA, the city’s Home of the Arts.
The next phase of the HOTA project, Stage 1B, will cost $80 million and include the construction of a dazzling new art gallery and a green bridge to Chevron Island. See the images below!
Council endorsed the designs on Thursday and will choose the final concepts at full Council on July 31.
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Mayor Tom Tate said the city delivered on the Stage 1A HOTA outdoor stage and concert lawn ahead of schedule and under budget and it was now ready to move ahead with the next stage.
“Evandale will be a busy site with $80 million of infrastructure to be delivered over the next two years, keeping the city way ahead post GC2018 through generating jobs in construction and the arts and continuing our long term cultural legacy,” he said.
“Site fencing will go up in September signalling the start of early works with a carpark west of the Civic Chambers building and reconfiguration of existing carparks to make way for the gallery footprint.
“Importantly, there will be no net loss of public open space compared to when we started the project.
Major construction is expected to get underway in March 2019 with the official opening slated for early 2021.
Mayor Tate said the new concept designs complemented the HOTA Outdoor Stage.
“This is a beautiful, durable and functional design, offering a breathtaking rooftop experience, which will ensure the gallery becomes a cultural beacon and must see destination for residents and visitors to engage with art and design on a local to global scale,” he said.
“It also complements the HOTA Outdoor Stage which is fast becoming a venue of choice for leading national and international performers.”