Nestled in the new cultural hub of the Gold Coast the $63 million HOTA Gallery building is the largest public gallery outside a capital city in Australia. Designed by award-winning Melbourne-based architects ARM, the Gallery includes over 2,000m2 of AAA rated, international standard exhibition space, a dedicated Children’s Gallery, and will be home to the city’s $32 million artwork collection, consisting of more than 4,400 pieces including one of the largest collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in regional Australia.
The HOTA Gallery project provided a series of challenges for Hansen Yuncken’s expert construction teams, beginning with the erection of the feature stair that weaves up the tower from ground floor to rooftop bar.
A pop-out structure provides a unique outlook from the Exhibitionist Bar at the top of the five-level building which required extensive planning and input from multiple parties to design. The propping and prefabricated steel column custom cradle system was required to be erected in large sections off site, before being transported and incorporated into the build.
From iconic art galleries, to Botanic Gardens and sporting community hubs, we are well on our way to cementing a cultural legacy in South East Queensland.