A $950m triple-tower resort with 45 levels named the Jewel has been given the green light at Surfers Paradise on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

DBI Design and US-based Oppenheim Architecture+Design principal Chad Oppenheim have been appointed to handle architecture and interior design work.

The three towers will include a six-star hotel, as well as two residential towers ranging between 35 and 45 storeys. The development will include a recording studio with the aim to attract international pop stars.

The developers RDG chief executive Steven Haggart told localpress they held an interior design competition and chose the winners “because DBI has built everything of significance and Chad has a very dialectical approach. They have also worked together before.”

Construction is expected to start in early 2013 to be finished by 2015-16.

Images: courtesy GoldCoast.com.au