Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast
The Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast occupies a unique site, being one of a handful of resorts on the east coast of Australia with direct beach frontage. Designed by Media 5 Australia (which evolved into DBI) in 1985 – 1986, the Mirage was one of the first Integrated Resort developments in Australia, alongside its sister project the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas, which was designed and built concurrently.
The Mirage brought international standards of hotel design to the Gold Coast, and comprised 300 guest suites, 56 condominiums, and on adjacent sites a boutique retail centre (Marina Mirage), marina and sports complex.
The resorts design features an integration of the landscape and interiors with the architecture, to create a seamless experience from arrival through to public spaces and the landscape. The porte cochere is elevated and provides an immediate visual connection to the lobby, the extensive lagoons and the ocean beyond.
The complex is sensitive to its subtropical context in terms of building height and scale, and employs operable facades and natural ventilation strategies.
Interim Refurbishment - Guestroom Refurbishment of Lobby / Hotel Bar Refurbishment
Terraces - All Day Dining Restaurant Refurbishment
Location Seaworld Drv, Main Beach, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Client Pearls Australasia
DBI Role Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Master Planning
Commencement Date Interim Refurbishment February 2011, Terraces June 2011
Completion Date Interim Refurb December 2011, Terraces February 2012
Project Value Interim Refurb AUD $7 M, Terraces AUD $650,000
Original Design 1986. DBI Design. Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Design