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Victoria Square Redevelopment

Victoria Square Redevelopment

It's finally happening!  Check out the latest here.    

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Adelaide's Biomedical Precinct

Check out the latest on Adelaide's Biomedical Precinct

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Torrens Footbridge

Torrens Footbridge under construction

Check out the latest news on the Torrens Footbridge development.

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Adelaide Oval Redevelopment

For more discussion on the redevelopment, along with links to the construction thread, read on

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Rundle Lantern takes out Architecture Awards

Rundle lantern goes home with three architecture awards.

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Light Square Proposal Approved

The DAC has recently approved the 74-80 Light Square Approval.  Click to read more.

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    Boredom smash! Status quo crash! Vibrancy splash! Development cash! Build it, please. Sandy Wilkinson's gonna have a cardiac arrest when the new plans are released.
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149 Flinders Street (Pruszinski Architects New Head Office) goes #UC this Monday

Some positive news on the construction front, 149 Flinders Street, Pruszinski Architect's new Head Offices will be going under construction this coming Monday.  Demolition will take until Mid January with the addition asbestos removal work required.

Here's some more information about the development from Paul Pruszinski.

 

The ground floor will feature a new lobby concept, a lobby and coffee place that is completely open to the  footpath, a footpath that if council agree to equally contribute will see a few carparks become a small city park with lawn, hedges, and seats. The lobby and coffee bar will have true city integration, and wont be just another indent with a tree. This is of course subject to approval by the ACC, something that is proving difficult at this time.
The greenwall will be the largest in Adelaide, and having a north face, as well as the ability to maintain it easily from behind, should see it thrive. It's not there to just look green though. The plants will contribute toward filtering the air departing the carpark, and at the same time offer an important coolant source to the double skin facade above. Double skin facade's have never really worked in Adelaide, simply becasue they have been incorrectly designed and are seen as far too expensive. This one though has some science behind it, with a natural current forming at its base dragging the cool air through the greenwall and up the face of the double glazing, effectively using heat generated within the double skin to create cool natural breeze up the vertical plane of the facade. In winter occupants can open the windows to bring some nice warm, fresh air in. The entire double skin facade is being prefabricated and preglazed, which has opened up massive cost saving opportunities as well as important construction safety advances.
The office floors are a boutique 500sqm each, and as with all our projects and without exception, this area needs to be maximised. There is a reality in Adelaide that only financially efficient projects proceed.
Level 6 will feature a double skin facade with landscaping to its east and west sides. The mature trees planted in massive below slab planters will offer the architectural occupants of this floor ideal outdoor work and meeting spaces, with the trees creating cool breezes in summer, and the double skin facade blocking the western wind. The space will feature large and small meeting tables as well as private discussion and work areas. Pruszinski Architects intends to demonstrate that in our climate, there are times that working and meeting outdoors is far better than being locked inside another glass box.
The wind arbour on the side is nothing new, although it's dynamic attributes will certainly surprise many in Adelaide, as will the constant movement of the two glass walled lifts in the centre of the facade. The combination of these two moving forms, along with the movement of the greenwall, will create a visual dynamic unlike any other in Adelaide, a solid sense that the building is alive and very active.
The parapet will be nothing but solar panels, 49 of them,  creating significant power generation for a building of this size to help its tenants meet their carbon offset targets. The double skin double glazed facade systems and fresh air windows will contribute to a substantial reduction in power consumption, making the solar panels even more effective. Retractable horizontal louvres will be stored behind these panels to protect the east, west, and northern glazing as required.
Pruszinski Architects does not aim to produce award winning pieces of architecture, yet we are thrilled when our clients are recognised, especially at a national level. Our focus remains on the delivery of commercially appropriate buildings that provide significantly enhanced useability and pleasure for its occupants, solid commercial returns for its current and future owners, enhanced recognition of our environmental awareness, and a clear demonstration that a box shouldnt always be judged as a box. Our current office on Pulteney Street is also a box, and those that have been inside know first hand that it is far from ordinary, yet simple and efficient. Those that haven't been in our office, are welcome any time to help understand this principle.

 

 

For more discussion and updated renders, continue to the forum thread.

 

 

Make Adelaide Work Campaign

The Property Council of Australia have been doing some excellent work of late, and I think this latest campaign deserves a special mention.  It is called Make Adelaide Work, its intent is to urge governments to make investments into our city with infrastructure and strategic planning being the highest priority.

The latest element of the campaign is an 'open mic' facility which lets anyone have a say on big issues constraining our city.  So when you have a moment be sure to check out their new site at:

www.makemycitywork.com.au/adelaide

 

Make Adelaide Work

 

 

 

   

Major New Development - Palladio on Angas Street $130m 6xTowers

We are pleased to bring you the first glimpse of the $130m Palladio on Angas Street development.  Located at the former Nordic Honda site, this will be one of the first developments to be assessed under the new development plan for Adelaide CBD.  Once again, Pruszinski Architects have been engaged for this fantastic new development by the Palladio Property Group.

 

Palladio on Angas Street

See the press release here:

For further information and to participate in the discussion head on over to our forum thread here :

 

   

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