Koichi Takada Architects - Sydney

Norfolk Burleigh Heads

Designed by Koichi Takada Architects, Norfolk is nestled comfortably amongst a natural environment, exhibiting a curvaceous architectural flow to quietly assert itself with a refined beachside charm.

Norfolk Pines are the natural heritage specifically known to this region in Gold Coast, Australia. Pine cones protect the seeds from bad weather and wind, and open up and release their seeds when each finds and ideal natural habitat. We designed the architecture of Norfolk with the spirit of finding a perfect location and opening up to the best aspect of your ultimate beachfront living.

Grounded with a solid sandstone base the building grows out of the landscape and is split into three distinct masses which provide a personal scale to the Architecture. Individual apartments are articulated by timber look aluminum battens that form the operable screens and louvres. These screens provide a natural softness to the façade whilst offering the simplicity of use and maintenance.

Architecture Design - Koichi Takada Architects
Interior Design – Mim Design

The hues and textures of the sand, water, trees and sky are brought into the building to inform the simple material palette, defining a building that has its own sense of place and identity but is comfortable within its relaxed beachside surroundings.

Capturing the sound is very much part of the design. We love design that is organic and touches your senses. The form of crisscrossing balconies emulates the function of local Norfolk pine cones, allowing ‘sun’ on one side and ‘shade’ on the other side of generous balconies.

The apartments embody the spirit of open style living, maximising natural light and views out whilst inviting nature, the sea breeze and the sound of water to come in.


Most apartments are orientated North towards Burleigh Heads Beach, with the formal, open plan living spaces at the front capitalising on the expansive views and the informal bedrooms towards the more private rear of the building. Natural timber floors through the apartments connect the internal and external spaces and allow the living spaces to spill out to generous private outdoor balconies blurring the line between inside and out. User operable timber look sliding screens add an additional layer of user control to further personalise the luxury living experience.

Generous ground floor amenities including a gym, communal pool with sun loungers and a sauna promote the sense of luxury for residents, bringing a private beach club right into the building.

  • Project Norfolk Burleigh Heads
  • Location Burleigh Heads, Queensland 
  • Client Synergy Property
  • Architecture Koichi Takada Architects
  • Interior Mim Design
  • CGI MR.P