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Carpark becomes parkland paradise

Project Name

Broadwater Parklands


Gold Coast City Council


Gold Coast, Queensland

Building Designer

White Architecture


The transformation of a large asphalt carpark into the stunning Broadwater Parklands on the Gold Coast’s foreshore is a testament to outstanding sustainable design.

The multi-million-dollar development’s design seamlessly incorporates the natural environment with an urban overlay that weaves together the city with the waterfront.

Eye-catching angular pavilions feature throughout the parklands and are visible from the highway. The bright white structures provide shelter and play off the sunlight to offer visitors a unique view from every angle.

The light and playful designs are juxtaposed with a robust structural integrity making them prominent features of the parklands.

James Hardie’s ExoTec Facade Panel and Fixing System was selected to encase Broadwater Parklands’ pavilions for its durability in extreme weather and high-quality finish, as well as its capacity to be customised to suit a range of looks.

The versatile express panel system is utilised in a sleek white form that pays homage to neighbouring boats and ties the city to the water, as well as a perforated panel application that plays with light and absorbs the natural beauty of Broadwater.

Thermal mass radiation is decreased with use of the fully sealed compressed fibre cement ExoTec panels while contributing to the successful execution of the sculptural value of the pavilions that provide shelter for visitors to the parklands.

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