Hilton Surfers Hotel & Residences Orchid Tower Download PDF


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Facts

Official Name Hilton Surfers Hotel & Residences Orchid Tower
Name of Complex Hilton Surfers Paradise
Other Names Hilton Surfers Hotel & Residences East Tower, Dolphin Tower 2
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Australia
City Gold Coast
Street Address & Map 6 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise
Postal Code 4217
Building Function residential / hotel
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2006
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2011
Official Website Hilton Surfers Paradise
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Regional Ranking #42 Tallest in Oceania
National Ranking #42 Tallest in Australia
City Ranking #4 Tallest in Gold Coast

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Brookfield Multiplex
Architect
Design The Buchan Group
Structural Engineer
Design Hyder Consulting
MEP Engineer
• (not specified) Beavis & Cochrane Hydraulic; Cushway Blackford & Associates; HVAC Queensland Pty Ltd; SSP Group
Main Contractor Brookfield Multiplex
Material Supplier
• Elevator KONE

About Hilton Surfers Hotel & Residences Orchid Tower

Though construction for the Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel & Residences complex began during the recent economic downturn, provisions were made to complete the building on time and budget while maintaining the level of quality in both the hotel and residences. The curvilinear forms of the towers reciprocate the nearby ocean, but were designed to be built as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, relying on factory-made elements. The construction of the towers was planned to minimize the time needed by utilizing a “top-down” methodology, starting both the foundations and the superstructure at the ground level at the same time. This process allowed completion nearly seven months earlier than with conventional techniques.

The towers also contribute many resource-saving features, including: rainwater harvesting, use of recycled steel and plastics, natural ventilation, and abundance of natural light. The planning of the site connects the towers to the existing urban fabric, reinforcing connections with several main avenues while creating new public spaces.

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