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Queen Adelaide Room

Queen Adelaide Room

by Swanbury Penglase

For over 150 years the Queen Adelaide Room at the Adelaide Town Hall has been one of South Australia’s most important spaces and for over a century the City of Adelaide’s major civic reception space. The room was tired and uninviting however and its refurbishment was the Town Hall’s 150th anniversary gift.

Informed by research, analysis and an understanding of its intriguing history, the refurbishment has seen it transformed into a grand space that reflects its significance to the city while also meeting the current needs of the City of Adelaide.

This involved developing a design inspired by the original but unexecuted concept, careful integration of new services and lighting and a decorative treatment reflective of an elegance befitting its name, role and importance.

Photo Credit: Chris Oaten

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