The Clubhouse at Sanctuary Cove- Gold Coast, Australia
Set on a hill and dominating the recreational
precinct, the Country Club provides an elegant symbol and focus for
the Sanctuary Cove Resort. The 1500 square meter building has
been designed to embrace and merge with the landscape. With its
low, broad eaves, transparent core and continuous marble floors and
terraces, it offers a communion of indoor and outdoor space which
epitomizes the meaning of "country club".
This emphasis is reinforced when patrons enter the
building along an axis defined by a double row of columns marking a
procession of outdoor and indoor spaces through the structure.
Greeting one at the Porte Cochere, this colonnade moves through the
entrance to the rotunda, which is textured by light and shadow from
the central tower above.
The Golf Course Clubhouse was initially the theme
building for the overall development of Sanctuary Cove. It was
rated by international touring professionals as Australia's finest