The Wave (building)

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The Wave
The Wave Apartments, Gold Coast, QLD, AU.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Type Residential and retail
Location Gold Coast, Queensland
Coordinates 28°1′43.83″S 153°25′53.52″E / 28.0288417°S 153.4315333°E / -28.0288417; 153.4315333Coordinates: 28°1′43.83″S 153°25′53.52″E / 28.0288417°S 153.4315333°E / -28.0288417; 153.4315333
Opening 2006
Cost A$150 million
Height
Roof 111 m (364 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 34
Design and construction
Architect DBI Design
Main contractor Multiplex

The Wave is a residential skyscraper with an unusual appearance on the Gold Coast, Australia. It rises to a height of 111 m (364 ft) and has 34 floors. It is located at the corner of Surf Parade and Victoria Avenue, Broadbeach.

In a competition against 467 new buildings taller than 100 m (330 ft), The Wave was the recipient of the 2006 Silver Emporis Skyscraper Award.[1]

The innovative structure features reinforced concrete balconies that create a flowing, waveform exterior. The design ensures each of the 118 apartment's balconies receive a mix of shade and sunlight.[2] The tower features basement parking, a podium, three levels of commercial space and another level with recreation facilities. One, two and three bedroom apartments a found from floor five above.

In 2007, the building was featured in a Bollywood movie called Singh Is Kinng.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Making waves on the Gold Coast". worldarchitecturenews.com. 2007-02-12. Retrieved 2008-04-26. 
  2. ^ Maurice Dunlevy (2007-01-27). "Gold Coast rides the Wave to global fame". The Australian. News Limited. Retrieved 2008-04-26. 
  3. ^ Bridie Jabour (2007-11-10). "Bollywood stars shine on Coast". Gold Coast Bulletin. Gold Coast Publications. Retrieved 2008-04-26. [dead link]

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Awards
Preceded by
Q1 (building)
(Gold Coast)
Emporis Skyscraper Award (Silver)
2005
Succeeded by
Newton Suites
(Singapore)