Riverside Precinct

Ideas and concepts of what Adelaide can be.
Message
Author
User avatar
Nathan
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 2912
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:09 pm
Location: Bowden
Has thanked: 170 times
Been thanked: 492 times
Contact:

Re: Riverside Precinct

#16 Post by Nathan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:58 am

For what it's worth, it looked reasonably popular yesterday evening as I rode through (as did the new Home Ground cafe/restaurant/bar at the base of the new Convention Centre building).

User avatar
rev
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 3362
Joined: Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:14 pm
Has thanked: 132 times
Been thanked: 242 times

Re: Riverside Precinct

#17 Post by rev » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:03 pm

Llessur2002 wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:36 am
Ho Really wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:21 pm
Benm16 wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:46 pm
Well it looks like this vision has become a reality with the new pop up Urban Beach on this exact site...
I know your intentions are good, but this is a gimmick I'm sorry to say. Sand should be at the beach where it belongs not on a riverbank near a stagnant lake! Our Surf Life Saving Clubs (and beaches) would've been better off with the money wasted here, even if it was only a small amount. Any money helps. Anyhow, there are plenty of other great suggestions for the riverbank either side of the river, and I'm talking about serious stuff. That's what needs to be done if Adelaide wants to be a player in the big time. Let's try again shall we...?

Cheers
Why don't we wait and see how well patronised it is before we write it off as a gimmick and money wasted? How is this any different to any other event held on the riverbank like RCC, Lola's Pergola etc? If it's popular and well-received then where's the problem?
Bario and Lolas were very popular, where are they now?

It was a gimmick. A gimmick setup to take advantage of the crowd from the Ashes test.

User avatar
Nathan
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 2912
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:09 pm
Location: Bowden
Has thanked: 170 times
Been thanked: 492 times
Contact:

Re: Riverside Precinct

#18 Post by Nathan » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:11 pm

rev wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:03 pm
Bario and Lolas were very popular, where are they now?

It was a gimmick. A gimmick setup to take advantage of the crowd from the Ashes test.
Barrio and Lola's were festival clubs. They're only mean to last the length of the festival of arts, and change with each iteration. The Palais was/is the current incarnation. The Urban Beach may have opened in time for the cricket, but it will run until the end of January. Not everything needs to be permanent to justify it's existence. Ephemeral events and destinations can and do keep things interesting.

User avatar
rev
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 3362
Joined: Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:14 pm
Has thanked: 132 times
Been thanked: 242 times

Re: Riverside Precinct

#19 Post by rev » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:17 pm

Nathan wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:11 pm
rev wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:03 pm
Bario and Lolas were very popular, where are they now?

It was a gimmick. A gimmick setup to take advantage of the crowd from the Ashes test.
Barrio and Lola's were festival clubs. They're only mean to last the length of the festival of arts, and change with each iteration. The Palais was/is the current incarnation. The Urban Beach may have opened in time for the cricket, but it will run until the end of January. Not everything needs to be permanent to justify it's existence. Ephemeral events and destinations can and do keep things interesting.

This is just an excuse to not do the area up properly with something permanent.

User avatar
SRW
Donating Member
Donating Member
Posts: 1862
Joined: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:42 pm
Location: City
Has thanked: 315 times
Been thanked: 87 times

Re: Riverside Precinct

#20 Post by SRW » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:12 am

Or it’s a pop up activation to trial something that could be made permanent.
Keep Adelaide Weird

User avatar
AndyWelsh
Gold-Member ;)
Posts: 98
Joined: Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:44 pm
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 120 times

Re: Riverside Precinct

#21 Post by AndyWelsh » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:14 pm

Some photos of the recently opened Home Ground on the riverside under the Convention Centre.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

User avatar
Nathan
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 2912
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:09 pm
Location: Bowden
Has thanked: 170 times
Been thanked: 492 times
Contact:

Re: Riverside Precinct

#22 Post by Nathan » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:40 pm

Went to Home Ground a week ago for lunch, as well as the Urban Beach. The fit out is really nice, and the food was reasonably good.

RenewalSA is not shying away from the fact Urban Beach is a pilot trial. There are surveys (both written and those 4 face button ones) all over the place asking whether it should be made permanent (and which elements should be improved/expanded on).

Nort
Legendary Member!
Posts: 838
Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:08 pm
Has thanked: 113 times
Been thanked: 84 times

Re: Riverside Precinct

#23 Post by Nort » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:40 am

I haven't visited Urban Beach, is it getting a lot of people in?

User avatar
Nathan
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 2912
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:09 pm
Location: Bowden
Has thanked: 170 times
Been thanked: 492 times
Contact:

Re: Riverside Precinct

#24 Post by Nathan » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:44 am

Nort wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:40 am
I haven't visited Urban Beach, is it getting a lot of people in?
When we went it was pretty busy, although there was additional things set up for the tennis world challenge kids day. Obviously the splash pool is pretty popular with the young ones.

User avatar
[Shuz]
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 2450
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:26 pm
Has thanked: 792 times
Been thanked: 221 times

Re: Riverside Precinct

#25 Post by [Shuz] » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:52 am

Nort wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:40 am
I haven't visited Urban Beach, is it getting a lot of people in?
It's getting a lot of mentions on ShitAdelaide.
Any views and opinions expressed are of my own, and do not reflect the views or opinions of any organisation of which I have an affiliation with.

User avatar
mshagg
Legendary Member!
Posts: 533
Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:50 pm
Has thanked: 87 times
Been thanked: 122 times

Re: Riverside Precinct

#26 Post by mshagg » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:35 am

I hope there's a bit of financial support behind the stuff opening around the convention centre as it seems it could take some time for the zone to become popular. I've been riding past daily and the area still feels like the sleepy park it always has been... probably not aided by the amount of civil works surrounding the area lol.

Such a fantastic space but going to take some time before crossing north terrace (outside of an event) becomes normalised; the early openers might need to haemorrhage some cash in the meantime to see it through.

User avatar
Nathan
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 2912
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:09 pm
Location: Bowden
Has thanked: 170 times
Been thanked: 492 times
Contact:

Re: Riverside Precinct

#27 Post by Nathan » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:40 am

mshagg wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:35 am
I hope there's a bit of financial support behind the stuff opening around the convention centre as it seems it could take some time for the zone to become popular. I've been riding past daily and the area still feels like the sleepy park it always has been... probably not aided by the amount of civil works surrounding the area lol.

Such a fantastic space but going to take some time before crossing north terrace (outside of an event) becomes normalised; the early openers might need to haemorrhage some cash in the meantime to see it through.
They're all owned by the Convention Centre. They money times will be when conferences are on, or events (be they at the Convention Centre, Elder Park, or at Adelaide Oval).

User avatar
rev
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 3362
Joined: Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:14 pm
Has thanked: 132 times
Been thanked: 242 times

Re: Riverside Precinct

#28 Post by rev » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:02 pm

mshagg wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:35 am
I hope there's a bit of financial support behind the stuff opening around the convention centre as it seems it could take some time for the zone to become popular. I've been riding past daily and the area still feels like the sleepy park it always has been... probably not aided by the amount of civil works surrounding the area lol.

Such a fantastic space but going to take some time before crossing north terrace (outside of an event) becomes normalised; the early openers might need to haemorrhage some cash in the meantime to see it through.
You'd think they'd open up and put on extra staff during the footy season for game days/nights.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests