Greenmount Resort is a 151-room, 3 Star Resort Hotel constructed in 1980. It is located less than 100 metres from the patrolled Greenmount and Rainbow Bay Beaches and close to Coolangatta’s retail and restaurant precincts.
The proposed redevelopment features two curvilinear residential apartment buildings ranging from 14 to 17 storeys. The buildings, which overlook Rainbow Bay, the Tweed River, and Coolangatta Beach, will comprise 247 residential apartments.
The vision for the site is of a scale and character which complements Coolangatta’s natural beauty and contributes to its continued renaissance.
The architectural topography of the buildings is inspired by the undulating nature of Greenmount headland, while allowing views through the property and generous open space fronting Eden Avenue. Façade materials and textures animate the qualities of light reflecting off the water, and balustrade screening prints reference the patterns of the Norfolk pines which are so prominent in this locality.
The sculptured form of the building and continuous wrapping balconies will form a composition of light and shade that will change throughout the day. At the ground level, shelters and canopies draw inspiration from sea shells. The striking landscape design will enhance its tropical feel and weave a lush continuity through the project, with rooftop gardens, terraced planters, water features, and hanging gardens over lower-level structures.