The following six projects have been selected from across the Sunshine Coast to demonstrate the ten Sunshine Coast Design Principles. These projects highlight the applicability of the principles across different development scales and the variety of design and built outcomes possible.
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Moffat Beach House Renovation and Extension
A renovation and extension to a 1950s beach house. The house faces north and sits on a small narrow lot. The extension goes up, adding another level to the house, rather than 'out', so that the existing landscape and private open space is retained.
Two Tree House Detached Dwelling
This house is located in a low density residential area on the northern escarpment of Buderim mountain. The house is carefully planned to retain and capture views of two mature flooded gum trees on the site and long views to the hills and landscape beyond.
True North, Maroochydore
True North is essentially a large beach house in an urban setting. In response to the site and climate, the design capitalises on the north orientation, running the building along the east-west axis
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Building Renewal
Comprising of 55 hectares of sub-tropical rainforest, the Reserve overlooks the Glass House Mountains National Landscape. A remnant of the rainforests that once covered the Blackall Range, the Reserve is a living museum of diverse plant and animal life and a place of tranquility and beauty.
Bulcock Street Caloundra
Named after produce merchant Robert Bulcock, Bulcock Street is a traditional main street and the civic focus of Caloundra. Bulcock Street sits 10m above sea level and is characterised by its lush green landscape and from key vantage points, views across Moreton Bay and Pumicestone Passage toward Bribie Island.
Palmwoods Town Square
Palmwoods is a historic town tucked into the foothills of the Blackall Range. The undulating topography and woodlands help define the town's distinctive character. Vistas over farmlands to the west and the backdrop of the steep ridge of the Blackall Range also contribute to the character of the town and strengthen its connection to the surrounding area.
Aquiv Townhouses Brightwater
Aquiv Townhouses are located at Brightwater, a new 1500 lot residential community on the Sunshine Coast. Launched in 2008, Brightwater was awarded Queensland’s Best Masterplanned Development in the 2016 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Awards for Excellence.