Sekisui House Australia has commissioned Hassell to carry out the master planning work for the Yaroomba Beach site on Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
Under the contract, Hassell will undertake the architecture and landscape architectural planning for the project.
The Yaroomba Beach redevelopment project will feature The Westin Coolum Spa and Resort and is claimed to represent an opportunity for an integrated, mixed-use community surrounded by dune buffers and vegetation.
The Westin Coolum Spa and Resort will be the first five star resort to be built on the Sunshine Coast in 30 years that includes integrated conference and events space.
The development is expected to incorporate sustainable and ecologically sensitive design.
Architecture firm HASSELL has embedded a series of design principles informed by the Sunshine Coast’s landscape.
The development of a five star hotel along with associated facilities is expected to enhance the appeal of the Sunshine Coast as a domestic and international tourism destination.
According to the company, the five star resort development, including all amenities, will provide an opportunity to cater to the needs of the growing conference/convention industry. It will raise the employment opportunities for the regional citizens as well as supports economic growth.
HASSELL Principal Kevin Lloyd believes that the Yaroomba Beach project holds the potential to become an area of regional and state importance.
Kevin said: ““We have designed a building that is understated and more of a natural extension of the landscape and the character of the Sunshine Coast.
“It sets a new benchmark for the architectural expression of the region – a building that embraces the local vernacular and evolves this to create a new exemplar.”