A shiny and new Gold Coast landmark has claimed a major gong for its design excellence.
KDV Sport in Carrara picked up the State Award for Commercial Architecture at the recent Queensland Architecture Awards.
The highest honour for commercial architecture was bestowed upon designer Hiromi Lauren and her practice, Shiro Architects.
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The Japan-born architect was overwhelmed by the prize, for what was her first creation built in her own right through Shiro Architects.
“We are very proud of this achievement and seeing our design become a significant landmark within the Gold Coast sporting precinct in Carrara, is extremely satisfying and rewarding,” Hiromi said.
“Without a great client team, it is not possible to do an architect’s best work … we have the best team we could have hoped for.”
“We are now hoping we can go on to win the Commercial Architecture National Award in November in Canberra.”
KDV Sport Director, Julia Shtengelova was equally proud having witnessed her family’s’ vision come to life.
“From concept design to current day, our journey has been truly remarkable,” Shtengelova said.
“My family had a vision to build the best golf & tennis facility in the world and this award certainly reflects this,” she said.
The incredible facility, at the corner of Chisholm and Nerang Broadbeach Roads is already being used by high class athletes and is expected to be frequented by individuals and teams competing at next year’s Commonwealth Games.