A masterful architectural expression.

At once elegant and dynamic, Aalto’s architecture embodies the landscape and lifestyle of its beachside locale – set to become an icon of the Garfield Terrace precinct, and the wider Gold Coast skyline. With a finely sculpted facade emulating the waning movements of the tide, a refined selection of materials drawing on raw coastal elements, and carefully planned living spaces oriented towards the water – every aspect of the architecture has been thoughtfully designed to create strong connections to place. The result is an address of permanence and sophistication that enriches not only the neighbourhood, but the lives of those who reside here.

"Aalto's relationship with nature is expressed in its unique curvature and harmony of flowing lines which envelope the tower form. The articulated edges display a natural rhythm comprised of soft corners and long sweeping forms, inspired by the inimitable movement of drifting sands and water along the coastline."

John Flynn, Conrad Gargett Director

Run as an in-house design competition within Conrad Gargett, three teams tested multiple ideas in parallel to produce the best outcome for this supreme location. Once a design direction was established, the architecture and interior design teams collaborated from the outset to cultivate a seamless integration from architecture to interiors, and a holistically crafted design language.

The larger context of the location played a major part in the design philosophy of Aalto. Incorporating the contextual cross-section, from the ocean to the hinterland and everything in-between, the team considered what makes Surfers Paradise and the wider Gold Coast so uniquely beautiful.

They were inspired by the natural movement of the sand and water, which is the outcome of Long Shore Drift, where movement beginning in the south picks up the silica and deposits it along the beaches – creating beautiful white sand and crystal blue waters.

The stratification that occurs in the sand as the water leaves it and starts to erode creates an organic ribboned form which is embodied by the sinuous edge of the building.

“Our longstanding commitment to creating innovative, imaginative and yet timeless residences is epitomised by Aalto. Its world-class beachfront location needed to be matched by a truly exceptional calibre of design, and we have worked closely with Conrad Gargett to ensure this standard was delivered – and surpassed. The result is a building of elegance and sophistication inspired by the essence of the unique coastal landscape it inhabits, within moments of the Gold Coast’s iconic cosmopolitan lifestyle precincts."

Wei Wang, Weiya Holdings Managing Director

The Gold Coast landscape is characterised by a contrast of hues, where deep blue waves crash upon golden sands and lush greenery sprawls across basalt rocks. This sense of juxtaposition and textural richness has been the key source of inspiration for Aalto’s materiality. Responding to the coastal climate, the building is composed of hard-wearing and robust materials such as stone, concrete, timber and steel – each selected for its ability to age gracefully. The concrete has been moulded and carved to reflect the natural recesses in the sand, as gently honed by the wind. This is echoed within the residences, where organic elements of the coastline have been translated into a luxurious palette of finishes.

Here, pale timber has been contrasted against striking natural stones and elegant brass details, evoking an alluring sensory experience with strong connections to the landscape.

Conceived as an extension of the Gold Coast environment, Aalto’s landscaping seeks to complement the architecture while providing an elevated sense of wellbeing. Rich in both colour and texture, a palette of diverse coastal species provides protection from the elements while breathing life into the building. An abundance of landscaping on the ground-floor combines with a series of planters which climb up the facade to create a lush green spine.

Spend your mornings in comfortable luxury as you gaze upon ocean vistas from the comfort of your own bed. Relax with a good book or a glass of Champagne on your oceanfront balcony as you listen to the sounds of the waves breaking against the shore. From the moment the sun rises, there are endless opportunities for sensory delight at Aalto.

At sunset, spectacular outlooks of the iconic Nerang River and National Park Mountain Range provide a picturesque backdrop for entertaining guests and loved ones. Watch as the city changes colour with the onset of dusk – a beautiful sight to behold from your home.

Blurring the boundaries between the ground-floor and oceanfront, Aalto’s podium plane has intentionally been kept expansive, airy and unenclosed. The area becomes an extention of the beach and its surrounding parklands, fostering a communal resort-style experience complete with generously landscaped spaces and thoughtfully curated facilities. Responding to the coastal climate, subtropical vegetation encircles each level, spilling over edges to create shady pockets within. This provides a sense of sanctuary while enriching the street character of Garfield Terrace, inviting passers-by to engage with the building amenity.

Above – Initial Form Sketch:The ground plane steps up towards a raised pool deck level with fluid landscape forms, re-establishing the dune and influenced by the shapes of tidal movements & flow.

Resort-Style Living

Aalto’s resort-style amenities embrace the luxurious coastal lifestyle that defines this pocket of Australia. Fostering a heightened sense of wellbeing, residents will enjoy exclusive access to a range of premium wellness facilities including a spectacular beachfront infinity pool and sun lounges as well as yoga and fitness studios. In addition to wellness, residents can entertain outdoors in the stylish dining and BBQ area or hold conferences in well-appointed meeting rooms.

A nurturing space for the mind, body and soul, the resident's gym is within a moment's notice, meaning you'll never have to leave home for a workout. Start your morning by stretching it out in the calming yoga studio before finishing your day with a tailored session from one of Aalto's experienced personal trainers. A signature feature of this inspired space is the encompassing full-height windows overlooking panoramic ocean views and lush landscaping.

Infinity Pool & Sun Lounges
Wellness Facilities
Gym Studio
Yoga Terrace
Residents Lounge
Outdoor Dining & BBQ Area
Meeting Rooms
Lap Pool
Concierge Services
Communal Garden Spaces

At the height of convenience, there’s also an in-house concierge accessible via the phone or Aalto concierge app. Facilitating a range of services including home cleaning, restaurant bookings, airport transfers, dry cleaning, car washing, food delivery and so much more, this helpful resource is here to make life as effortless as possible. Welcome to the next era of modern beachfront living.

“Spilling plants, architectural awnings and organic forms define the aesthetic and experience.”

Andrew Kramer, Lat27 Director
75–79 garfield terrace,
Surfers Paradise
The finest expression of oceanfront living, where design artistry meets natural beauty.

Patrick Pancur
0422 228 229

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