Royal Adelaide Hospital Site


State South Australia
Client Office of Design and Architecture South Australia
Competition Open anonymous two stage competition
Winner SLASH
Jury
Shelley Penn,  AIA Past National President
Bob Nation, AIA Past National President
Dr Catherine Bull, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
Timothy Hill, Donovan Hill
Tim Horton, Comissioner, Land and Environment Court
Marcus Spiller, SGS Economics & Planning
Catherine Slessor, The Architectural Review


The Competition comes at a time when Adelaide is taking a fresh look at how the inner city of Adelaide functions, what its needs are and how decisions that impact the City’s future are made. In responding to the Site the Competition also represents an opportunity to engage with the City and with the State’s many ambitions for the City. The design was to ensure that the sie became a meeting point for park and city.

The site for the Royal Adelaide Hospital is located within the Greater Riverbank Precinct and covered 5.3 hectares. The competition design was to inform the future re-zoning of the site, a reverse process which allowed for the design to be a landmark precinct, not just a landmark building. 

The Competition’s key objectives include:
  • Creating a civic and cultural place
  • Delivering best practice in sustainable design
  • Enhancing connectivity to the City and its context
  • Creating of public open space as an extension of the Park Lands
  • Respecting the Site’s cultural and built heritage through adaptive reuse and innovative new uses
  • Achieving an economically viable proposal that supports the East End Precinct, the City of Adelaide and South Australia
  • Exploring the relationship with the adjacent university campus’s

    Stage two teams were to be paid $100,000 prize money if they were judged in the top three and the winning design received a $200,000 prize.  

    For more information go here.