The Parklands Project involved the master planning, design, and delivery of the 29.4ha Gold Coast Parklands site, which will accommodate up to 6,500 athletes and team officials during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018) as the Commonwealth Games Village (CGV).
Completed in 2017, the CGV forms the important catalyst for the redevelopment of this Parklands site, and will leave the major legacy of GC2018 — a vibrant, inclusive and connected urban mixed use community, and the key stage of the evolving Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct.
Designed as a joint venture between Archipelago, Arkhefield and ARM Architecture (AAA) for Grocon, the development features over 1200 dwellings, with a mix of apartments and townhouses interspersed with green and landscaped spaces, and a 5,840m2 retail precinct centred around a ‘village heart’. Overall, the master plan balances seven hectares of residential and retail precincts with seven hectares of parklands and open space.
The Parklands Project has been awarded the Excellence in Urban Design Award and the Helen Josephson Award for Urban Design Leadership at the 2017 Gold Coast Urban Design Awards. The project has also received the 2018 Minister’s Award for Urban Design, and the Karl Langer Award for Urban Design at the 2018 Queensland Architecture Awards.