Marcoola Beach

P R O J E C T  D E T A I L S

The site is located on the coast of South East Queensland in the City of the Sunshine Coast. It is surrounded by distinguished surf beaches, including that of the Noosa Heads Shire, and in close proximity the largest sand island in the world in the form of Fraser Island. Co-located with the site is the Sunshine Coast International Airport, with its runway expansion project to conclude by 2020. Marcoola is a suburb that is well connected and has the last remaining undeveloped oceanfront parcel, capable of making and allowance for a resort style development. The opportunity exists to create a precinct to the most northern end of the beachside resort strip of Marcoola that revels in the qualities of being so close to the beach.

With the surrounding amenity and built form, the zoning allows for the built form to elevate above the dunal context to engage with panoramic views beyond. The expansion of the Sunshine Coast International Airport to conclude by 2020, brings with it international exposure and the opportunity for this resort to operate at the doorstep of the airport. The subtropical climate of this region is located in the small climatic comfort sweet spot; requiring the least cooling and heating hours of anywhere in Australia. The design seeks to make an allowance for a 150 room hotel resort and associated uses in the precinct. At the entrance of the precinct, guests are greeted by the resort built form, hovering over a retail promenade on the ground floor. Along the arched promenade, guests and by passers are encouraged to engage with exclusive boutique operators, setting the tone for the rest of the resort. Culminating at the resort porte-cochere, guests are welcomed into the hotel lobby, directed to their parking location or drawn to the elevated platform over.

Walking up and under the 3 storey voided archway, your journey is inhibited by the elevated entertainment platform. Bookending the void is the 2 storey Beach Club and the swim up pool to the 2 storey villas. You are surrounded beyond the entry with dining facilities, poolside loungers, built-in seats, private cabanas and submerged water booths. The 2 storey beach club caters for and connects to the entertainment pool deck, while opening up to the streetscape, acting as a teaser of the activity beyond. All this activity is encapsulated in an elevated, private environment with views over the dunal context to the ocean beyond. The L-shaped, 6 storey built form over clinches the south-western corner of the site, to offer rooms sweeping north-eastern views over the pool deck to the ocean beyond. Moving through the building, guests are offered glimpses of the surrounding amenity, while terminating in the private seclusion of the rooms, each with terraces embracing the sub-tropical climate of South East Queensland. Formally the built form concludes with the executive beach
club and penthouse suites at the highest point. The beach club consists of a rooftop pool, dining facilities, exclusive poolside cabanas and a multi-purpose function area

PROJECT DETAILS

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Concept.

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E X P L A N A T I O N

"CONNECTIVITY"

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Team.

Marco Zietsman

Milton Zietsman

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