Australian Institute of Architects, SA Chapter/ Bee Breeders
Gallery, Cafe, Sports, Theatre, Bar, Office, School
2 500 m2 / 27 000 sf
Adelaide has a strong skilled labour force, and as we see more and more large-scale manufacturing move offshore, Adelaide could be perfectly poised to develop alternative innovative industries, such as advanced manufacturing technologies, or biomedical research. Architecture can facilitate this. Our proposal purposefully situates private sector tenants alongside public and education spaces to encourage cross-disciplinary communication and innovation.
There are many community spaces anchoring the various corners of the building. A public theatre inhabits the top floor, as well as a bar, and public roof terrace with views to Victoria Square. The theatre could become a useful lettable space, providing an alternative venue for the multitude of festival events that Adelaide hosts each year.
A café is situated on level 3, here is a space for chance encounters with building occupants, and visitors alike. Meeting rooms are dispersed here to encourage communication.