The builders behind Hobart’s internationally-acclaimed Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) have been chosen to design and construct the Gold Coast’s new City Art Gallery.
Hansen Yuncken were chosen for the project following an Australia-wide Expressions of Interest campaign in May this year.
City of Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said that Hansen Yuncken’s proposal showed “technical excellence, team-focused project coordination, creative and flexible problem-solving and value for money.”
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“It was a thorough process because we wanted the best of the best, and particularly a firm with a proven track record in quality cultural and community infrastructure,” said the Mayor.
Hansen Yuncken have already made their mark on the Gold Coast’s skyline – they were the team behind the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre at Carrara, and the Coomera Sports and leisure Centre.
“Now they will continue on, delivering a long-term cultural legacy and jobs after [the Commonwealth Games],” said Mayor Tom Tate.
The Gold Coast’s new City Art Gallery will complement the soon-to-be complete amphitheater next to the Council Chambers in Bundall, as well as the Green Bridge to Chevron Island. Design will begin early next year, with commissioning scheduled for late 2020.