The first stage of realising our HOTA (Home of the Arts) masterplan is almost finished.
It’s a versatile double-sided venue: a black-box theatre with a riverside entrance and a back wall that folds away completely, opening the box out onto an amphitheatre with seating and lawn space for 5,000 people. The back wall is, in fact, an aircraft hangar door—a massive horizontal bi-fold that collapses against the ceiling away from the walls and stage.
With the hangar door closed, the black box itself is suitable for small performances, rehearsals and functions. The amphitheatre will host major public events from rock concerts to orchestral performances.
“It will be a truly versatile venue where we can celebrate a wedding or present anything from a chamber orchestra to an international headline act,”
—Tom Tate, Gold Coast Mayor
In the spirit of the rest of the precinct, the amphitheatre is covered in a Voronoi diagram, a cellular network that exists throughout nature. The Voronoi appears as a unifying design motif all over the precinct.