Adelaide Festival Plaza Precinct Masterplan

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

Adelaide Festival Plaza is located on the lands of the Kaurna people.

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

The masterplan is being realised in stages.

With Stage 2 now complete, the precinct includes includes the 1973 Adelaide Festival Centre, the existing Sky City Casino and new Casino development, Parliament House and Old Parliament House, new entry into the Adelaide Railway Station and upgrades to Station Road, and the Torrens River pedestrian bridge.

Stage 2 is now complete. We have designed the public plaza and are oversaw the delivery of the public spaces and how they integrate with the allied buildings. The public realm interfaces with precinct partners’ private developments through the Sky City Casino extension and the Walker Corporation carpark and office tower. Our work also integrates with a $60M upgrade to the Adelaide Festival Centre and unites the precinct as whole.

The public realm is over 25 hectares. Though on this significant scale, it is hand crafted with local stone laid in a patterns that references the plazas original art and geometry from Otto Hajek

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.