Adelaide Festival Plaza

Adelaide Festival Plaza is set to become a world-class destination and the heart of the Adelaide Riverbank entertainment precinct.

About Festival PlazaPlaza visionDesign conceptsRedevelopment scheduleProject progressCommunity engagement

About Festival Plaza

The upgrade of Adelaide Festival Plaza is key to delivering an Adelaide Riverbank that not only generates economic growth, but becomes a compelling destination of choice for local, interstate and overseas visitors by enhancing the public experience and improving how the area is used and perceived.

Plaza vision

The upgraded Festival Plaza will become a unique, world-class hub for the arts, culture, tourism and entertainment.

Design concepts

A number of key ‘places’ will define the redeveloped plaza: the new square, the northern promenade and the Art Space Plaza.

A reimagined Station Road, new Adelaide Railway Station entry and stronger integration with King William Street will connect the Adelaide Riverbank to the CBD better than ever before.

The following concept designs were developed by ARM Architecture and landscape architecture consultants Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) in collaboration with the Adelaide Festival Centre’s architectural consultants Hassell.

Design plans and images are indicative only and subject to change. Select/click the images below to enlarge and read the captions of the concept designs; use the arrows to navigate the gallery.

Redevelopment schedule

A staged approach to construction works aims to limit the impact on Riverbank visitors and those businesses located in the immediate surrounds.

Project progress

The following timelapse video shows the Festival Plaza and Adelaide Casino early works February 2017–December 2018.

Watch other timelapse videos of the early works on Vimeo.

Community engagement

There has been strong community support for an upgrade of the plaza and to take the once-in-a-generation opportunity to establish a world-class meeting space that all South Australians can be proud of and will want to spend time in.

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