a beachfront lifestyle, an elevated experience
North on Surf
Experience a sense of privacy, sophistication and quality at North, a world class residential sky home tower. Located 200m off Main Beach slightly south of lifeguard tower 31 inside the ‘Langham Precinct’, North has a highly articulated and sculptural form. Modulation of the building and lateral recesses develop a consistent language of presence and scale with adjoining developments, whilst encouraging curiosity of the built form from the street level. Increased setbacks and layering of façade forms provide a sense of sophistication and sensitivity. The interior design demonstrates cues of Art Deco influences infused with natural coastal themes. Quality finishes are included in every residence making North an exceptional and chic residential address.
Residences take full advantage of the aspect with stunning views
Goldcoast Best View
Located at the northern end of the famed Broadbeach hospitality and retail , the address ensures a sense of community while being within close proximity Gold Coast’s bustling lifestyle options. North will boast uninterrupted views above and beyond the entire coastline, from Stradbroke Island through to Rainbow Bay.
Ocean infused built form beauty across every level
Taking inspiration from the movement of water and sand, ‘North’s’ articulated form evokes a sense of flow and dynamism. Solid and transparent forms meander their way around each articulated floorplate and terminate much like water rolling across the shoreline as a wave breaks. Each floor level is appended with a series of breaks and extensions, pushing in and out to provide balconies and quiet moments to view the magnificent coastline. The built form consists of 28 storeys; residential apartments are interlaced with recreation facilities, providing both amenity and visual interest to the building mass. A key focus to embrace and enhance the outdoor lifestyle is provided by creating seamless transitional spaces, moving from internal to external zones.
Orientation and solar aspect are front of mind, with deep balcony overhangs and fenestration to combat the effects of the Australian sun. In tandem, stepping of the form and increased setbacks respond to the positioning of the South Tower, reducing overlooking and developing a complementary relationship between forms.
Urban Design Intent
Taking cues from it’s sister tower ‘Chalk,’ the aim was to create a distinctly recognisable form that integrates into the established character of the area, whilst complementing its southern neighbour. A clearly defined central entry point, fringed with large planter beds provides an opportunity for significant greenery to soften the pedestrian entry experience. The double height lobby space with feature glazing acts like an entry gateway, providing activation and passive surveillance to Surf Parade. Private and visitor vehicles enter the site via the centrally located driveway, peeling off into a ramp which circulates into the four basement levels providing sufficient car parking to the development. The existing ground conditions are predominantly on grade, allowing opportunities to terrace planting and encourage privacy.
The highly articulated form appears to float over the street, whilst complementing adjacent built form. Setbacks are considered with the view to reduce overlooking between developments. Balcony locations are oriented to provide glimpses of the coastline from each apartment, whilst respecting the undulating nature of its neighbours. To the north, the form is flowing and wrapping; elegant curves wrap and fold around the facade, whilst providing a level of solar coverage from the afternoon sun. Bedrooms and living spaces are positioned to capture the vistas north to Surfer’s Paradise and south to Coolangatta. Bulk and mass are addressed by the positioning of tactical voids; a mid height recreation deck carves away at the built form.
Expansive views and natural light fill the space, creating a unique spatial experience. A clear delineation between the northern and south quadrants of the building is created using breaks and stepping of the tower top, providing visual interest and articulation.
A refined palette of materials envelope the highly articulated floor plates; the use of timber tones on screens & battens alludes to the natural colours of found items along the shoreline. Tinted and clear glazing is interwoven with dark structural elements, adding contrast and texture to the adjacent patternation of feature panels positioned around the façade. Powdercoated perforated screens wrap the southern façade, nodding to the articulation of the South Tower. Powdercoated elements accent the external envelope, either in vertical or horizontal orientations. Materials and coloursare identified further into the design package.
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