RAH Architecture Contest, Royal Adelaide Hospital Site, South Australian Architectural Design
RAH Design Competition, Adelaide
International Open Ideas Design Competition in South Australia
29 Aug 2013
RAH Design Competition Adelaide
RAH design competition news
Thursday, 29 August, 2013 – Designs from around the world submitted for RAH competition
126 design ideas from around the world have been received for the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) Open Ideas Competition, which now moves into its next phase.
Deputy Premier John Rau said the response to the competition, the first of its kind in South Australia, has exceeded all expectations.
“Design teams from 48 countries registered their interest in the competition and we have now received submissions from dozens of local architects, as well as those from interstate and abroad,” Mr Rau said.
“Of the 126 design submissions, 71 were from Australia and 29 of these were from South Australia.
“The old RAH site presents an enormous opportunity for our city and its redevelopment will help ensure the East End, the cultural heart of our city, remains a great place to live, work and enjoy for future generations.”
From September 13th, South Australians will be able to view all of the submissions either online or at a free public exhibition. At the same time, an independent jury will announce a final six shortlisted designs.
Feedback from the public and input from key groups involved in the site will then be used by the shortlisted design teams to refine their proposals which will be unveiled in November for final consideration. In December, the jury selected winners of the $900,000 in fees and prize money as well as the People’s Choice awards will be announced.
South Australian Government Architect Ben Hewett said that design competitions are a great way to involve the community in the design process.
“Design competitions have been proven to be successful interstate and overseas as they surface the biggest and best range of ideas,” Mr Hewett said.
“Members of the public are also getting involved and are putting their ideas forward for the site, which includes a number of cultural, educational and open space suggestions.”
South Australians are also being invited to submit their story of why the RAH has been significant in their lives this Saturday from 1pm at the State Library of SA. There will be guest speakers and all-ages activities at the free-admission Open Ideas Marketplace event. Further information on how to get involved is available at: www.odasa.sa.gov.au/rahsite.
RAH Design Competition information from The Office for Design and Architecture SA
Royal Adelaide Hospital Design Competition – 16 Sep 2013
Design: Esan Rahmani / littleBIGdesignlab
image from architects
Due to the relocation of the existing Royal Adelaide Hospital the South Australian government called for an international competition to take a fresh look at how the existing hospital site could be used. This scheme envisions a cultural hub for the city of Adelaide (Australia) by proposing a museum of contemporary art and other culturally significant buildings which is integrated into one landscape that also acts as the new gateway to the city’s Botanical Gardens.
18 Jul 2013
Architecture Competition in Adelaide
RAH design competition launched
Registration for Stage One of the competition is open until 14 August 2013 and design teams are encouraged to register here: http://www.odasa.sa.gov.au/rahsite/#/register
The submission date for Stage One submissions closes at 2pm on 28 August 2013.
Thursday, 18 July, 2013 – The international design competition seeking innovative solutions for the current RAH site is now open for entries from registered architects and landscape architects.
Marking the beginning of the International Open Ideas Design Competition, Planning Minister John Rau also announced the former National President of the Australian Institute of Architects and an editor of an international architect publication will form part of an independent expert judging panel.
The Office for Design and Architecture SA has already registered a huge amount of interest from members of the public, and design teams from around the world.
Mr Rau said the Royal Adelaide Hospital site is an integral part of the Greater Riverbank Precinct, and is much loved by many South Australians.
“Over the next five months we will be listening to the community and stakeholders, who we know have a wide range of ideas for potential uses for the site,” Mr Rau said.
“It’s important to ask people directly what they would like to see the site become, why the site is special to them and to genuinely welcome the sharing of ideas.
“I am confident that the expertise of the independent judging panel will deliver on the competitions objectives and also help to attract international interest in the competition.”
The judging panel comprises:
• Shelley Penn (Chair), Architect and former National President of the Australian Institute of Architects
• Tim Horton, Architect
• Catherin Bull, National Landscape Architect
• Marcus Spiller, National Urban Economist and Planner
• Timothy Hill, Architect
• Bob Nation, Architect
• Catherine Slessor, Architecture Review (UK), Editor
The competition website now has all of the information that designers and architects need, including the terms and conditions, design brief and frequently asked questions.
The competition documents, including the Design Brief, Competition Conditions, Jury and other relevant information is now available on the website at www.odasa.sa.gov.au/rahsite
RAH Design Competition Adelaide information from The Office for Design and Architecture SA
Location: Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia
building image from Woods Bagot, architects
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image from competition organisers
Adelaide Oval Grandstand
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Adelaide Zoo Entrance Precinct
photo : Peter Bennetts
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