Suttons Beach Pavilion - Architectural Design Competition launched

Published 08 November 2023

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City of Moreton Bay today announced the launch of the Suttons Beach Pavilion architectural design competition.

Expressions of interest are now open to practicing architects, architectural companies nationally, as well as international architects who partner with a lead architect in Australia. All competitors are invited to first register to participate in the competition.

Registrations will be reviewed and competitors notified once their eligibility has been verified.

Interested parties can register for the competition, from today (Wednesday 8 November) until mid-December 2023, at the following link:

Mayor Peter Flannery said this was the first step in an exciting revitalisation of the Suttons Beach public space that will include the design and construction of a new mixed-use facility at Suttons Beach.

“This design competition will see architects vie to create a new hub for the popular Suttons Beach, including hospitality spaces, rooftop public space, public amenities for beach goers and improved landscaping,” he said.

“As Australia’s newest city, in an area of South East Queensland experiencing substantial growth, we’re open to opportunities and will welcome a project architect who has the same energy as City of Moreton Bay to bring this iconic and popular beachfront to life.

“This is a unique opportunity and I look forward to seeing who the jury shortlist and then of course, who they select as the winning design team.”

Overseen by the Professional Advisor (CityLab) the design competition will be run as a two-step process comprising an initial expression of interest phase followed by concept design response by the shortlisted parties.

“The competition process and framework has been developed by CityLab and conforms with the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Architectural Competitions Policy,” Mayor Flannery said.

“The AIA has worked closely with the project team in planning the competition to ensure industry best practice in the process and documentation.

“A jury of experienced architecture and building professionals will assess all competition submissions, with the composition of the jury to be announced shortly.”

The competition winner will be announced mid-2024. Council will engage the competition winner to deliver detailed design services for the Suttons Beach Pavilion Project.

Following an independent report noting that the current pavilion lacked structural integrity, and was therefore unable to be maintained, a tender to remove the building was today awarded to AllenCon Pty Ltd. The removal of the building will take place in late 2023. This then paves the way for the site to be ready for the new Suttons Beach Pavilion.

For more details on the Suttons Beach Public Space Project see Council’s website: Suttons Beach Public Space project

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