This new community is the largest urban renewal project ever undertaken on the Gold Coast. In late 2017 Parklands will be leased to the Gold Coast 2018 Organising Committee (GOLDOC) and transformed into the 2018 Commonwealth Games athletes’ village.
In a joint venture with Brisbane firms Arkhefield and Archipelago, we have designed and are delivering the six residential lots for developer Grocon.
ARM Director Jesse Judd says at the Parklands Project, the future is the driver. Many public buildings will have a games-period life, such as a media centre or a mess hall, but they’re really designed for their post-games lives. “With athletes’ villages, there’s often so much fervour around the deadline and the energy of the games that people lose sight of the future of the place.”
“Parklands is not designed as an athletes’ village, it’s designed as a community, a new place for 1250 households to live with all the things they need—great streets, great amenity.”
—ARM Director Jesse Judd
The Parklands Project is a pilot project for the new Green Star Communities rating tool and has achieved a 6-Star rating. As well as aspects of environmental sustainability in buildings and urban design, Green Star Communities considers aspects of governance, liveability, economic prosperity, and innovative strategies that promote a sustainable built environment. Parklands has also achieved a 6-leaf rating using the UDIA EnviroDevelopment rating tool in the areas of ecosystems, waste management, energy, materials and community. Read more.