Adelaide Festival Plaza Precinct Masterplan

This massive masterplanning project repairs one of Adelaide’s most important—yet flawed—urban places.

It includes the Adelaide Festival Centre, the existing Sky City Casino and the proposed Casino development, Parliament House and Old Parliament House, future retail, a tower development north of Parliament House, Adelaide Railway Station and Station Road and the Torrens River pedestrian bridge.

Our masterplan of the precinct (completed 2013) linked the Adelaide Oval to the CBD, the Festival Square precinct to the CBD, the CBD to the Torrens and improved connections with Parliament House and Adelaide Station.

The masterplan is being realised in stages. Stage 1 (completed 2014) was the Torrens River Pedestrian Bridge.

Stage 2 is now under construction. We have designed the public plaza and Parliamentary Gardens and are overseeing the delivery of the public spaces and integration of the allied buildings. The public realm facilitates private development through the Sky City Casino extension and the Walker Corporation carpark and office tower. Our work integrates with a $60 M upgrade to the Adelaide Festival Centre.

Our masterplan resolves issues including connections, levels and building addresses. It makes the whole precinct more pedestrian oriented and consolidates loading and service access to venues. It creates new quality public areas, urban infrastructure and landscaping that will revitalise the arts, entertainment and hospitality scene in Adelaide.