The local developer Forme are set for their fifth luxury beachfront Gold Coast project.
They’ve submitted plans to the City of Gold Coast council for a 17 level tower of just 30 apartments, designed by the renowned architect Koichi Takada.
It’s the second time Forme have engaged Takada to design, after huge success with their other nearby Burleigh Heads developments Norfolk.
“Since the scaffold dropped at Norfolk, the building has quickly become an icon” Forme managing director David Calvisi says, with the architecture flooding social media. Even the popular beach photographer Aquabumps have prints available of the iconic facade.
Norfolk has been a great success and it was important we carried the key elements of its success, mainly via the architecture, through the design at 96 The Esplanade”, Calvisi added.
The new development will home 23 half-floor apartments of around 220 sqm, as well as three full-floor residences with around 440 sqm of space.
Crowning the tower will be a special two level penthouse. Across its 790 sqm floor plate will be a gym, library, theatre and private rooftop pool.
The layouts of all of the apartments have been designed to maximise the views and take in natural light. The open plan living areas typically have bene oriented east to face the ocean, with more private spaces located at the rear of the building.
The Melbourne-based MIM Design is handling the interiors.
The Sydney-based Takada, who is rarely seen on boutique projects, said 96 Esplanade has been the work of the same team as Norfolk on an equally amazing waterfront site.
“Nature inspired architecture and organic curves are designed to maximise views to the ocean and light, capturing the beauty of the Gold Coast and the essence of coastal living,” Takada said.
“A simple and elegant design that is all about celebrating and maximising your connection with nature.The magical experience on this site is the direct connection to the water and the sky – like air, the design features are thin and light, almost invisible.
“The balconies float above the beach, reflecting the soft ripples of the waves below. Expansive balconies celebrate an outdoor lifestyle and open style living. Composed of materials that reference nature, the design is inspired by ripples on water that dissipate over time.”
Article Source: www.urban.com.au