Tony Owen Partners look to shift the centre point of Queensland’s Mooloolaba with a new waterfront development inspired by David Hockney’s painting Pool with 2 Figures.

Elements of the well-known artwork are referenced throughout the hotel and residential building, titled ‘Aqua Mooloolaba’.

In particular, Tony Owen Partners were drawn to the patterns of the ripples in the water, which is carried through the patterning on the façade, the shape of the tower and even the ground paving.

The team also looked to the nearby Glass House Mountains for inspiration for the tower’s undulating form.

A large domain at the base of the building has beach frontage and is open to the tourists who swarm the coastal town all year round.

Courtesy World Architecture News