“Brimming with birdlife”: HOTA Outdoor Stage wins

Our HOTA Outdoor Stage has won the 2019 National Award for Public Architecture from the Australian Institute of Architects.

The Jury said,

“This project clearly represents an enrichment of the original brief. Its mounded form not only animates the typology of the public amphitheatre but also reinvents the way the Nerang River is experienced.”

The building is the first realised element of our mammoth HOTA Masterplan, and has a responsibility to demonstrate that the precinct is a great idea. Its success is a catalyst for the rest of the masterplan.

“…[the] publicly accessible roof garden is densely landscaped with flowering native planting and brimming with birdlife.”

Congratulations to our landscape architecture partners CUSP, whose inspired planting has brought the birds and the flowers. Also to our masterplanning landscape partners TOPOTEK1.

HOTA Outdoor Stage has already won the 2018 Architects Landscape Architecture Award (Civic landscape) and Tourism Award of Excellence from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Qld Chapter, the 2019 FDG Stanley Award for Public Architecture (AIA Qld Chapter) and a 2019 Colorbond Award commendation for the Voronoi shade over the stage (AIA Qld).

The next stage of our masterplan, the HOTA Gallery, will complete construction in 2021.