The Mariner

Apartment Residential


Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland


Sunland Group


Zaha Hadid Architects


Development Application

Located on the Gold Coast Spit with expansive views over the Pacific Ocean to the East and the Broadwater to the west this prominent site provides a rare opportunity for a unique iconic development for the Gold Coast. The landscape draws on the distinct local vegetation communities and landscape character of the Spit embracing the organic building form reminiscent of vegetation hugging a foreshore sand dune. Distinct layers of defined landscape character ranging from the textures and patterns of the sand and water, celebrating the concept of “Beach to Bay”.

Various sculptural land formations provide a setting for a series of defined public spaces. Entries are framed by undulating landform with Pandanus palm accents and interactive public art highlighting the museum entry. The main pedestrian entry spines merge into a generous public plaza space at the base of the building, activating the aquarium and art gallery entries, restaurant and café terraces, foyer entries, and facilitating pedestrian movement through to the marina and waterfront public spaces.

One of the highlights of the development is the generous waterfront promenade linking the Marina Mirage from the north to future potential development to the south will become a prominent public space. The park has been designed as a flexible space that can accommodate various activities such as performances, markets, sculpture and exhibitions or simply people watching.

Communal open space has been provided with a large podium deck surrounding the base of the residential and hotel towers. Recreational facilities include two large swimming pools, surrounding poolside decks, BBQ terrace, elevated seating terraces, sculpture garden terrace and small pocket lawn.