Gold Coast Facts

150m+ Buildings 8 Completed3 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 1 Completed
Tallest Building Q1 Tower (323 m)
Global Ranking #96 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #4 in Oceania by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #4 in Australia by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Skyline North Tower (2004)
Average Building Age 9 years
Most Common Function Residential, 82%
Most Common Material Concrete, 91%

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   Q1 Tower 2005 323 m
2   Spirit 2019 298 m
3   Ocean 2020 254 m
4   Soul 2012 243 m
5   Circle on Cavill North Tower 2007 220 m
6   Hilton Surfers Hotel & Residences Orchid Towe… 2011 188 m
7   Sundale Apartments 2016 180 m
8   Jewel Hotel 2019 170 m
9   The Oracle Beach Tower 2011 165 m
10   Circle on Cavill South Tower 2006 158 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Orion Towers (South Tower) - 328 m
2   Cienna Square Tower II - 280 m
3   Orion Towers (North Tower) - 247 m
4   Wanderlust Tower North - 236 m
5   Grand Markwell Tower 2 - 221 m
6   Jupiters Hotel Tower - 220 m
7   Sapphire - 218 m
8   2 Orchid Avenue - 217 m
9   AU Tower 1 - 217 m
10   Ruby Tower 2 - 188 m
1   Orion Towers (South Tower) - 328 m
2   Q1 Tower 2005 323 m
3   Spirit 2019 298 m
4   Cienna Square Tower II - 280 m
5   Ocean 2020 254 m
6   Orion Towers (North Tower) - 247 m
7   Soul 2012 243 m
8   Wanderlust Tower North - 236 m
9   Grand Markwell Tower 2 - 221 m
10   Jupiters Hotel Tower - 220 m
  Completed   Under Constr.   Proposed

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CTBUH Initiatives

Urban Regeneration: Gold Coast Cultural Centre
23 Jul 2015 – Event Report

Urban Places: Gold Coast: Form Versus Sprawl
5 Jun 2013 – Event Report

CTBUH Plaques & Signboards Initiative Begun
Oct 2004 – Event Report

Global News

Tallest Tower of Gold Coast’s Jewel Development Tops Out at 170 Meters
20 Aug 2018 – The tallest tower of a $731 million development on…

Gold Coast’s Spirit Tower Soars to New Heights
11 Jun 2018 – Units in a proposed 298-meter-tall tower in Gold…

Orion Towers to Win Backing by Gold Coast Council
31 May 2018 – Two towers, the tallest of which is 328 meters and…

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Tallest Tower of Gold Coast’s Jewel Development Tops Out at 170 Meters
20 Aug 2018
The tallest tower of a $731 million development on the Gold Coast waterfront has topped out, with the complex’s other two towers quickly approaching that status. The 47-…
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Gold Coast’s Spirit Tower Soars to New Heights
11 Jun 2018
Units in a proposed 298-meter-tall tower in Gold Coast are expected to launch on the market in July. The $914 million project will include 479 residential units, retail,…
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Orion Towers to Win Backing by Gold Coast Council
31 May 2018
Two towers, the tallest of which is 328 meters and 103 stories, have been approved by the Surfers Paradise Council in Australia’s Gold Coast. They are slated to be among…
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Twin-Tower Project Gets Greenlight in Gold Coast
26 Mar 2018
The Gold Coast City Council has approved the twin-tower Wanderlust project being developed by EG Funds Management in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Designed by Elenberg…
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Twin Tower Development Green-Lighted in Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
28 Feb 2018
The Gold Coast City Council has approved a twin-tower hotel and residential project for a riverfront Surfers Paradise site. The two towers will rise 34 and 46 stories,…
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Chinese Developer Confirms Sale of Sydney’s Circular Quay, Gold Coast’s Jewel Projects
29 Jan 2018
A Chinese developer has confirmed the sale of its Australian real estate projects to an unnamed investor. The two projects, One Circular Quay in Sydney and Jewel at…
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Gold Coast Buildings May Harbor Degraded Concrete
24 Jun 2013
Griffith University's Head of Architecture, Professor Gordon Holden, has expressed concerns that many of Gold Coast's most iconic high-rises may be suffering from "…
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Gold Coast to Scrap "View Tax"
10 Apr 2013
The Gold Coast City Council has decided to remove its "view tax," which charges extra taxes to people living in high-rises. The council plans to abolish size and height…
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Hong Kong Developers Building Australian Tower
8 Apr 2013
Construction has begun on a 25-story tower in Coolangatta, Australia, a southern suburb of Gold Coast. Eastview Queensland Construction is building the AU$35 million…

Videos

Urban Regeneration – Gold Coast Cultural Centre: Introduction
23 Jul 2015 – John Flynn, CTBUH Australia Country Representative

Urban Regeneration – Gold Coast Cultural Centre: Tory Jones
23 Jul 2015 – Tory Jones, GCCC

Urban Regeneration – Gold Coast Cultural Centre: Howard Raggatt
23 Jul 2015 – Howard Raggatt, ARM Architecture

Research Papers

The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2017
Feb 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I

Two Examples of Urban Renewal: Melbourne and Coolangatta, Australia
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York