Adelaide Contemporary

An international search is underway to find a world-class design team for the proposed Adelaide Contemporary project. 

Adelaide Contemporary will transform part of the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site into a new landmark building and public space that will interweave art, education, people and nature through a sculpture park and accessible community meeting places. The building will be designed to be at the leading edge in sustainability and place making. It will be a landmark for the city and a model of cultural activity, bringing new energy to Adelaide and demonstrating South Australia’s innovation and international arts profile.

The State Government has committed $1.9 million to the international competition, which will include the selection of a design team for this ambitious project. Malcolm Reading Consultants, one of the world’s leading architectural competition firms, is managing the competition process.

Key dates
Deadline for questions - Wednesday 15 November 2017
Stage One submission deadline -  21:30 ACDT/11:00 GMT Friday 24 November 2017
Shortlist announced - Mid December 2017
Stage Two submission deadline - early April 2018
Winner announced - late May/early June 2018

The competition is open to international and Australian architects – with a requirement for international practices to link with Australian firms at Stage Two.

Questions about the competition can be addressed to:

Visit the competition page

image: Adelaide Contemporary: Façade of SAHMRI © Sam Noonan / Del Kathryn Barton, RED, 2016 / North Terrace © John Gollings / Kulata Tjuta Project, 2017

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