As part of the National Architecture conference, ‘How Soon Is Now?’ the Australian Institute of Architects is running a series of precinct tours to highlight new growth, trends and innovation in some of Adelaide’s public and private spaces.
HEALTH & BIOMEDICAL PRECINCT WALKING TOUR Thursday, April 28, 9:30am – 1:00pm The new heart of South Australia’s health and biomedical precinct along the southern end of North Terrace is rapidly taking shape. This walking tour will provide an insight into the precinct’s development and master planning, and highlight the New Royal Adelaide Hospital (Silver Thomas Hanley & DesignInc), the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (Woods Bagot), the Adelaide University Health and Medical Sciences Project (Lyons Architecture) and the University of SA Health Innovation Building (Swanbury Penglase & BVN). TRANSFORMING ADELAIDE – RIVERBANK TOUR Sunday, May 1, 9:30am – 1:30pm The Riverbank Precinct is one of South Australia’s most important and recognisable public places and its redevelopment is having a profound impact on the city of Adelaide, its people and its brand. This tour will highlight the Festival Plaza expansion (ARM Architecture), Stage 2 and 3 of the Convention Centre (Woods Bagot), the Torrens Footbridge (Aurecon, Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer) and the Adelaide Oval (Cox Architecture, Hames Sharley and Walter Brooke). LIFE AFTER THE CAR – TONSLEY PRECINCT TOUR Thursday, April 28, 10:30am – 2:30pm Following the closure of Mitsubishi operations in 2010, Tonsley is Australia’s first innovation district. The project connects cutting–edge institutions and companies with start–ups, business incubators and accelerators, in a high-value industry, research, education and residential precinct. The tour will highlight the international award–winning Sustainable Industries Education Centre (MPH Architects), and the $120m Flinders University School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics (HASSELL) and Main Assembly Building mixed–use precinct (Woods Bagot, Tridente Architects and Oxigen). THE NEW WEST END – UNIVERSITY OF SA CITY WEST CAMPUS TOUR Thursday, April 28, 12:30pm – 3:30pm Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the University of SA City West Campus has been central to the transformation of Adelaide’s West End. The campus has undergone considerable change since the completion of the iconic Hawke, Kaurna and Dorrit Black buildings (John Wardle Architects & HASSELL). The expansion has served as a cornerstone for a new era of development with the Hindley Street pedestrianisation, Jeffery Smart Building (John Wardle Architects & Phillips / Pilkington) and the Great Hall (Snøhetta and JPE Design Studio). THE DESIGN OF WINE – SEPPELTSFIELD VILLAGE Sunday, May 1, 9:30am – 3:30pm or 5:30pm Set in the heart of South Australia’s world–renowned Barossa Valley, Seppeltsfield Winery has celebrated its unique collection of heritage–listed buildings, dating back to 1850, to create a food, wine and design experience like no other. This tour will provide an insight into the origins of the artisan village concept and highlight the architecture award–winning JamFactory gallery, shop and artist studios (Grieve Gillett Architects), and new Cellar Door and Fino Restaurant (Max Pritchard Architects). Booking details at architecture.com.au