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    Gold Coast Cultural Precinct Master Plan Australia

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Gold Coast Cultural Precinct Master Plan Australia

 

A Garden of Surprises, yet with a simple basic organisation : a central Plaza flanked by the Theatres and the New Art Gallery complex which, upon reaching the edge of the Lake, is proscribed by a Promenade that has

continued the line of the Bridge.

 

Around this are woven a variety of conditions. The Plaza, Promenade and grassed Pads are surface layers that contain Parking and Servicing rooms and reveal large areas of cheap sheltered space around their edges: which become the natural place for the public to engage in workshops, random events and experimental work. There are also ‘activity walls’ : simple armatures that can also facilitate ad-hoc events. The complex is peppered with a variety of small structures – loosely describable as ‘kiosks’, and ranging from small gallery pavilions down to a simple ‘soapbox’ stand, creating another layer of the ‘collage’- instigated by the ebb-and-flow of different public desires.