What was once the Royal Adelaide Hospital, alongside the Adelaide Botanic Garden is now set to become a new cultural landmark on Adelaide’s North Terrace boulevard, care of a design competition. Adelaide Contemporary will combine a contemporary art gallery, a public sculpture park and a meeting place.
But what is yet to be decided is who will design the space?
A global call for entrants in the design competition encouraged international applications alongside local ones. However one of the conditions of entry for international architecture studios, a condition endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects, was partnership with an Australian practice. Each of the six finalists were chosen by a panel chaired by Michael Lynch AO CBE, with representatives from Arts South Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Office for Design and Architecture South Australia.
And who are the teams ?
Adjaye Associates (London, UK) and BVN (Sydney, Australia)
Bjarke Ingels Group (Copenhagen, Denmark) and JPE Design Studio (Adelaide, Australia)
David Chipperfield Architects (London, UK) and SJB Architects (Sydney, Australia)
Diller Scofidio + Renfro (New York, USA) and Woods Bagot (Adelaide, Australia)
HASSELL (Adelaide & Melbourne, Australia) and SO-IL (New York, USA)
Khai Liew (Adelaide, Australia), Office of Ryue Nishizawa (Tokyo, Japan) and Durbach Block Jaggers (Sydney, Australia)
Again, Michael Lynch AO CBE will chair the design competition jury alongside eminent leaders from the arts, architecture, culture and business sectors. The winner is expected to be announced June 2018.
Cover image : Bjarke Ingels Group, Lego Museum, Bilund Denmark
Diller Scofidio Renfro The Broad Museum LA
David Chipperfield Architects Museo Jumex
SO-IL Jan Shrem Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art California
Office of Ryue Nishizawa Teshima Art Museum
Wood Bagot SAHMRI
HASSELL Geelong Performing Arts Centre
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