Gold Coast Cultural Precint: Concept
       
     
       
     
1. The gateway threshold on approach to HOTA
       
     
2. Side view showing the structure wrapping the bridge
       
     
3. Concept images relating to water
       
     
4. Concept images connecting water with the Voronoi and Delauney diagrams
       
     
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Gold Coast Cultural Precint: Concept
       
     
Gold Coast Cultural Precint: Concept

Artists: Daniel Giuffre + Rick Vermey [www.rickvermey.com]

Technical Specialist: If/LAB

Budget: $800 000

Client: City of Gold Coast + HOTA [Home of the Arts]

Location: Gold Coast Cultural Precinct

Status: Concept

       
     
Lighting animation

The lighting is intended to be actuated through sensors on the bridge, enabling the bridge to interact and communcate with the heart of the cultural centre, HOTA.

As people cross the bridge to enter the precinct, their movement will create effects through the lights.This acts as a beacon that communcates to those already within the cultural centre that people are entering.

1. The gateway threshold on approach to HOTA
       
     
1. The gateway threshold on approach to HOTA

PROJECT CONTEXT:

The Green Bridge Project has been developed by the City of Gold Coast and then delivered through a design and construct process.

The Green Bridge is a pedestrian and cycle bridge that will link the Gold Coast Cultural precinct to Surfers Paradise and more widely the Gold Coast via the Light Rail accessed through Chevron Island.

The Gold Coast Cultural Precinct is the outcome of a 2013 City of Gold Coast international design competition to deliver a visionary Master Plan to transition the former Gold Coast City Council administrative precinct to a Home of the Arts for the Gold Coast.

ARM Architecture in collaboration with Topotek1 won the competition and have since developed the 2014 Master Plan into a site wide master plan. City of Gold Coast have recently opened the Versatile Outdoor Space (VOS or Amphitheater) as Stage 1 (the young heart) of the Cultural Precinct.

2. Side view showing the structure wrapping the bridge
       
     
2. Side view showing the structure wrapping the bridge

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Pedestrians and cyclists pass through a gateway threshold as they approach Gold Coast’s Home of the Arts Precinct. The ribbon like structure wraps around the bridge and continues on overhead to create a sense of welcome, identity and presence.

The artwork aims to form a point of arrival as an activated beacon within the precinct, celebrating the views over the lake towards to HOTA site.

3. Concept images relating to water
       
     
3. Concept images relating to water

The overall theme identified by the City of Gold Coast is “Water”, this is based upon the City of Gold Coast motto “Terra Fluminum et Oceani” meaning “Land of Rivers and Oceans”.

This theme celebrates the coast’s intimate relationship with:

• Integrated and surrounding water-bodies;

• sub-tropical storms;

• local natural ecosystems;

• the location of the South Landing between the Nerang River and the Precinct’s Lake Evandale.

4. Concept images connecting water with the Voronoi and Delauney diagrams
       
     
4. Concept images connecting water with the Voronoi and Delauney diagrams

The architects have used a Voronoi pattern throughout the scheme for the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct.
We drew a thematic, theoretic and mathematic connection to water and the Voronoi pattern through the use of a delauney pattern which is shown in the diagrams above.

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DYNAMIC VORONOI DELAUNEY
       
     
ARDUINO SENSOR LIGHTING PROTOTYPE