Hansen Yuncken has completed construction on the $60.5 million Home of the Arts (HOTA) Gallery on the Gold Coast, the largest public gallery outside a capital city in Australia.
Designed by Melbourne-based architects ARM, the Gallery includes over 2,000 square metres of exhibition space, a dedicated Children’s Gallery, and will be home to the city’s $32 million artwork collection, consisting of more than 4400 pieces.
The HOTA Gallery project provided a series of challenges for Hansen Yuncken’s expert construction teams, beginning with the erection of the feature stair that weaves up the tower from ground floor to rooftop bar.
A pop-out structure provides an outlook from the Exhibitionist Bar at the top of the five-level building which required extensive planning and input from multiple parties to design. A propping and prefabricated steel column custom cradle system was required to be erected in large sections off site, before being transported and incorporated into the build.
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During the delivery of the project, more than 1200 people worked on the construction of the new facility.
Hansen Yuncken Queensland State Manager, Greg Baumann said the company is proud to have been part of the construction of such an important new cultural project.
“To have been part of the construction of this incredible Gold Coast landmark is a significant recognition of our expertise in this area,” Baumann said.
“It’s also testimony to Hansen Yuncken’s growing expertise within the community infrastructure sector, and our ability to deliver outstanding cultural and performing arts projects across Australia.
“In particular, we are proud to be able to work with so many specialist Gold Coast-based businesses. This local connection means that not only will the HOTA Gallery play host to the work of the area’s artists, but that the project could include artisans and tradespeople, who were an integral part of the construction of the very walls themselves.”