ADELAIDE DESIGN REVEALED News / Media / Project Milestone / 15.05.2018

The shortlisted entries for the Adelaide Contemporary project are now on exhibition. McGregor Coxall collaborated with lead designers Adjaye Associates and BVN along with Steensen Varming and Barbara Flynn. The proposed building is conceived as a mythical primal house, set on the land of the Kaurna people. It negotiates the relationship between Aboriginal Country, urban grid and the future-facing city into a synthesised moment of cultural enlightenment. The logic of space is informed by the idea of the house as a vessel for art and meaning. A central light-filled heart – a grand atrium – is surrounded by a series of balconies and rooms, which connect with framed views towards ritualised landscape and distant Kaurna dreaming tracks. The design establishes a unique visual identity that together with its spatial response, informs a greater sense of place – a place of inspiration, dialogue and encounter. It serves as a physical and symbolic connector of people, art and legacy across culture, geography, time and tradition.

For more information on the project please visit the competition site: