Positioned within Maroochydore’s new Central Business District, Sunshine Coast City Hall aims to distinguish itself as a landmark building, authentic to place and people, achieving the highest sustainable outcomes while demonstrating its cultural heritage and evolving the Sunshine Coast vernacular.
The vision for Sunshine Coast City Hall is to create a built form of enduring beauty and civic significance that represents the region and its climate. Akin to the mountainous rocky outcrops of the region, the building rises from the Maroochydore coastal plain and adjoining urban square with landscaping a key feature of the building reflecting the native flora of the region.
Comprising 9,400m2 NLA over 10 storeys, the program of the building is aligned into a single form of 3 elements comprising the ground floor, podium and tower. Visual access into staffed areas of the building is a key factor in the design of the building and expands council’s desire for transparency to community while deep landscaped balconies provide innovative biophilic workplaces which take advantage of the Sunshine Coast climate.