Lennons Broadbeach Hotel [1956]

Karl Langer

Lennons Broadbeach, opening in 1956 stood as the Gold Coast’s tallest structure – sited in an arid, exhausted sand-mine and accordingly positioned as an ‘oasis’ for guests with sprawling gardens, water features and the like. One of the best known of Langer’s works, Lennons Broadbeach demonstrated the fierce modernist in its creator following schooling at the iconic Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna. After being plagued by financial stress, the hotel was demolished in 1987 to be replaced by the current Oasis shopping centre.

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