RACV Royal Pines Resort
Location: Gold Coast, QLD
Completion Date: 2014
Size: 1170 sqm
Client: Kane Constructions
RACV Royal Pines Resort is a hidden oasis on the Gold Coast that has long been a favoured destination for interstate and international golfers. A revitalisation of the resort was undertaken in 2014 to update and expand the resort’s services, including a new day spa pavilion overlooking the Royal Pines lake.
The 100-hectare resort offers a range of facilities for guests and visitors to enjoy including the new spa facility. The addition of the new spa facility was central to the resort’s revitalisation project.
MakMax worked collaboratively with a full team of designers and architects to design the new day spa pavilion. The unique dome-like facility boasts stunning high fabric ceilings, flooding the space with natural light creating a calm and peaceful experience for spa visitors – the perfect place to rest, relax and rejuvenate.
MakMax recommended the tensile membrane (PTFE) roof for the pavilion to match architect’s vision and the design of adjacent membrane structures throughout the resort. PTFE fabric also offered the architect greater flexibility for design to create maximum visual impact.
The lightweight and translucent nature of PTFE fabric meant that MakMax would be able to achieve high ceilings with the twin conical design to maximise the amount of natural light filling the space. PTFE also has the ability to create architecturally stunning interior panelling that absorbs sound.
The spa pavilion is a stunning addition to the RACV Royal Pines Resort. The unique shape creates an architectural feature that appears to be floating on the lake. The high ceilings also create a open, welcoming interior with natural light. At night, the facility transforms as it is internally lit and reflects on the lakes surface.
This project is one of several tensile membrane projects that MakMax has completed at RACV Royal Pines Resort including the undercover tennis court, the structure over the golf course clubhouse, carpark structures and multiple pool shade structures and umbrellas. MakMax replaced the fabric on the existing structures with new solid PVC membrane to give the structures a fresh new look, as part of an earlier rejuvenation project.