View Full Version : #Approved: Marine Parade Apartments - 27st/85m/res (Labrador)
April 26th, 2010, 04:06 AM
#Proposed: Marine Parade Apartments - 27st/85m/res (Labrador)
Application #: MCU2900868
Stories: 27 above/ 3 below
Location: 1 Frank Street - behind the KFC and across from the car park at Loders Creek
Developer: Sunland Group
I have been looking for this one......though apparently in the wrong place. Never mind. Found it now.
I like the sound of the 'gleaming surfaces' (see Jaguar in last pic).
April 26th, 2010, 05:03 AM
Awesome building. No beach there though, which makes it an odd location for me.
April 26th, 2010, 05:11 AM
Never mind the beach - It's across the road from a park. The buyers will be most interested in the water views and I do like the floor to ceiling windows which will capitalise on it.
April 26th, 2010, 05:26 AM
It's in Labrador though. I imagine there to be a lot of NIMBY's in the area, considering its high concentration of both gov't housing and elderly people. Either way, it would be a nice addition to the skyline, though I think it would be better suited closer to the Broadwater or in Southport itself.
April 26th, 2010, 11:45 AM
That is gorgeous!
April 26th, 2010, 11:49 AM
looks fab. really suits location.
April 26th, 2010, 01:03 PM
Great looking building, would be good if it was built in southport though
April 27th, 2010, 04:34 AM
i think the locations perfect, create a nice little welcome to the gold coast
September 14th, 2010, 10:27 PM
GC Bulletin Article. I initially thought it was another project but it's this one. :)
September 15th, 2010, 02:19 AM
Yay, so its approved (assuming full council support). I'll change thread title. Good to see the NIMBY's didn't present too much trouble. Everyone should go to the site and vote in the poll at the bottom to show their support for the proposal - at the moment its 75% to 25%
I was a little puzzled by this line though...According to a council report, the unusual architectural design caused angst among officers, but it was decided it was not the council's place to be 'style police'....WTF? There isn't anything architecturally provocative about this design - its a simply, classy glass facade. Why did they feel the need to be "style police"? Maybe they're not used to glass on the Gold Coast yet, and they still prefer their white and beige concrete and balconies?
September 15th, 2010, 06:54 AM
There is nothing 'unusual' about the design. It is different to the cookie cutters which are typical to the area but the Gold Coast.
September 19th, 2010, 03:17 AM
This project got GFA bonuses (without these bonuses it would have exceeded the GFA for the plot) for architectural merit, urban design, public art, etc.
Seeking to achieve a 4 star green star rating. Is this good for a residential building?
Here's a poor skyline shot from the council notes.
September 19th, 2010, 04:26 AM
I also read it has been praised for preserving the views of existing residents as well.