Stockland Aura has opened its new vision centre, featuring best-in-market technology to showcase Queensland’s fastest growing residential community.
The vision centre features a 12.5 square metre LED screen, which tells the story of Aura and its , including the city centre and People’s Place, an 11-hectare parkland. There will also be a 60 square metre wall with 25,000 LED lights, allowing visitors to engage with the design and create their own ‘aura’ through motion sensor technology. A 15 square metre curved wall, also powered by motion sensor technology, highlights Aura’s current and future sustainability initiatives, including Stockland’s stormwater harvesting project and commitment to rehabilitate approximately 700 hectares of conservation land.
“Aura Vision Centre is a revolutionary way for the Sunshine Coast community to experience life at Aura,” said Stockland Project Director, Josh Sondergeld. “Visitors are encouraged to interact with the technology while learning about our vibrant community that is the ‘City of Colour’. “It was important for us to tell the story of Aura in an engaging way, and the vision centre encapsulates everything our residents love about Aura – from the quality of its built and natural environments to how its design supports mental and physical wellbeing,” added Mr Sondergeld.
The vision centre, designed by local architects, OGE Architects, and constructed by SJ Higgins, will act as a hub for the growing community and will include a sales office and local favourite, Mummy’s Café. “We set out to develop a powerful, bold yet playful sculptural precinct that Aura residents would be proud to have in their community – and that’s exactly what has been delivered,” said OGE Architects Director, John Robertson. “The unique building design draws inspiration from the nearby peaks of the Glass House Mountains, with an observation deck providing guests with fantastic views of the surrounding landscape, including the future city centre.”
Owners of Mummy’s Café, Cody and Alysha Miller, said they’re incredibly excited to open the doors of their brand-new, full-service cafe in the Aura Vision Centre. “We’ve certainly come a long way from our humble beginnings in the signature pink shipping container in , but locals can still expect the same great space to meet up, enjoy great food, drinks, atmosphere and entertainment.” To celebrate the opening, Stockland will be hosting “Aura Alive”, a free community event at the new Aura Display Village and Vision Centre on Saturday 26 November 2022. The family-friendly event includes a performance by Australian band, Northeast Party House, as well as fireworks, laser shows, and food trucks.
The vision centre follows the recent launch of Aura’s third display village, with additional homes opening throughout November this year. Aura’s popular Treehouse Playground, originally at Baringa, will now be located at Aura Vision Centre and feature a 150-metre scooter track. Over the next 30 years, Aura is planned to include more than 20,000 new homes, two business parks, 10 sporting grounds, 25 community facilities, 20 educational facilities, 700 hectares of conservation and park areas and 200 kilometres of cycle ways and walking paths.
For more information about the vision centre, display village and event, visit https://www.stockland.com.au/residential/qld/aura/display-village.