The Adelaide Contemporary seeks to reconsider the orthodoxy of how Australian art is curated and experienced through the juxtaposition of art produced contemporaneously across geographical and cultural boundaries. We propose to embrace this agenda by incorporating the multiple interests surrounding the site to create an inclusive architecture - a seamless merging between the city and the gardens with a diversity of pragmatic yet exciting spaces for art in - between. Appearing as an extension of the city to the west and the pavilions in a gardens to the east, the Contemporary will enlarge both public realm and the Botanic Garden as an experience in the ebbs and flows of hard - and soft - scape on its rooftops. To the North, the Adelaide Contemporary gently steps down in transition to the gardens and the Palm House. On the North Terrace, it will establish a respectful yet iconic presence with a public plaza and expanded entrance to the Botanic Garden, The Adelaide Contemporary will be a new breed of Architecture as social infrastructure and culture bearer across boundaries.
Client: Arts South Australia
Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels and Brian Young
Project Leader: Joao Albuquerque
Team: Aime Desert, Andy Coward, Augusto Lavieri Zamperlini, Bart Ramakers, Cecilie Sos Brandt-Olsen, Christian Eugenius Kuczynski, Chris Falla, Dina Braendstrup, Dominika Trybe, Helen Chen, Kristoffer Negendahl, Luca Pileri, Mattia De Carlo, Naoko Asano, Nataly Timotheou, Naysan John Foroudi, Ovidiu Munteanu, Sarkis Sarkisyan, Sofia Rokmaniko, Teodor Fratila Cristian, Tore Banke, Viktoria Millentrup, Yunyoung Choi
Collaborators: JPE Design Studios, United Natures, Arketype, Arup, Bloom Images, BuildSurv, Virtual Built, Future Urban Group, Lewis Yerloburka O’Brien, Marijana Tadic, Erica Green, Peter Dungey, Brian Parkes, Lindy Lee