Gold Coast Facts

150m+ Buildings 8 Completed3 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 1 Completed
Tallest Building Q1 Tower (323 m)
Global Ranking #99 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, 73%
Most Common Material Concrete, 100%

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

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   Q1 Tower 2005 323 m
2   Ocean 2020 258 m
3   Soul 2012 243 m
4   Circle on Cavill North Tower 2007 220 m
5   Hilton Surfers Hotel & Residences Orchid Towe… 2011 188 m
6   Sundale Apartments 2016 180 m
7   Jewel Hotel 2019 170 m
8   The Dorsett and Star Residences 2022 167 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   Sapphire - 218 m
7   2 Orchid Avenue - 217 m
8   AU Tower 1 - 217 m
9   Ruby Tower 2 - 188 m
10   Wanderlust Tower South - 188 m
1   Orion Towers (South Tower) - 328 m
2   Q1 Tower 2005 323 m
3   Cienna Square Tower II - 280 m
4   Ocean 2020 258 m
5   Orion Towers (North Tower) - 247 m
6   Soul 2012 243 m
7   Wanderlust Tower North - 236 m
8   Grand Markwell Tower 2 - 221 m
9   Circle on Cavill North Tower 2007 220 m
10   Sapphire - 218 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

Three Workers Injured in Accident on Gold Coast Jewel Development Site
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Artist Submits Application for 20-Story Surfers Paradise Tower in Gold Coast
4 Dec 2018 – A Gold Coast artist has submitted an application…

44-Story Gold Coast Tower Commences Construction
26 Nov 2018 – The first phase of construction has begun on a 44-…

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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