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7 December, 2017
Marquee on Meron – Vertical and rooftop gardens in Southport PDA, Gold Coast
Marquee on Meron, designed by Lightwave, commenced construction in November. This development sits in the Garden Residential Precinct on the southern end of the PDA area. Meron Street and Bauer Streets have long been recognised for their relaxed landscape character and the PDA envisages this character be maintained as the area morphs into a high density urban village.
Southport is regarded as the epicenter of economic growth & infrastructure upgrade on the northern part of the Gold Coast, already beautifully located in a unique natural setting surrounded by the Broadwater Parklands.
The recently completed G-Line & the fast approaching 2018 Commonwealth Games are only two of the many opportunities offered by such location.
The development at 4-8 Meron Street offers a Medium-Rise 9 storey building with a relaxed garden character and prominent green streetscape which provide a lush environment as well as privacy to the occupants and neighbouring dwellings.
51 Units of various sizes, including 3 penthouses, compose the development, which maximises the use of natural light and breezeways and stunning views over the Broadwater & Gold Coast Hinterland.
The verticality of the design is emphasized thanks to a sophisticated choice and distribution of colours, finishes and construction elements. The feature trellis screening on the Main, East & West elevations provides privacy along with feature landscaping which complements the lush streetscape that surrounds the block on all boundaries.
The top level offers an alfresco Resident’s Common BBQ & Lounge area, more similar to a rooftop oasis, overlooking the Pacific Coast & Gold Coast’s skyline.