[COM] Adelaide Convention Centre - Stage 3 | $350m

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[COM] Adelaide Convention Centre - Stage 3 | $350m

#1 Post by AG » Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:10 pm

Well you'll always hear the guys over at railpage complaining about how Adelaide Station has been ruined. For the most part I agree, but in a way the old station did need a interior redesign. Even now it still does, the capacity of the station during peak hour is pathetic.

Balconies on the building would make it even worse. At least the exterior of the building has remained largely untouched after the redevelopment of the area in the late 1980s. It isn't often in Adelaide that there are old buildings significant enough that they should be protected from redevelopment, but Adelaide Railway Station is one of them (at least the exterior facade).

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#2 Post by AtD » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:54 pm

AG wrote:Well you'll always hear the guys over at railpage complaining
True! Bing.
Even now it still does, the capacity of the station during peak hour is pathetic.
The only bottle neck within the station itself that I've found is getting out the gates. All the other problems are network wide.
Balconies on the building would make it even worse. At least the exterior of the building has remained largely untouched after the redevelopment of the area in the late 1980s. It isn't often in Adelaide that there are old buildings significant enough that they should be protected from redevelopment, but Adelaide Railway Station is one of them (at least the exterior facade).
I'd really like to see a render before I pass judgement.

For anyone who has the time, under the stairs to North Terrace in the main foyer of the railway station, there's some plans and photos of Adelaide stations past. The one we had now also had plans for a large dome in the middle of the south side of the facade. Pity that didn't get built!

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[COM] $1.3m torrens river landscaping by the conv centre

#3 Post by Howie » Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:08 pm

Anyone see this in the tiser today? They had a render of the area in front of the convention centre being flattened and a new flight of stairs going to north terrace. Should be complete by feb before mad march. Looked pretty good actually.

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#4 Post by madexml » Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:47 pm

why don't they start upgrading the areas around adelaide - wasn't this area upgraded a few years ago! why keep making over the same old boring places!

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#5 Post by AtD » Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:45 pm

madexml wrote:why don't they...
For future reference, the answer to any question that starts with that is usually either money or politics.

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#6 Post by Ho Really » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:47 pm

Al wrote:Just curious, why is March and April slow? Any particular reason for this downturn?
It might be because of the Clipsal 500, Womadelaide, Fringe, Adelaide Cup and Easter long weekend.

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[COM] Re: New balconies for Adelaide Station?

#7 Post by duke » Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:26 pm

Internal courtyard?? I can't picture it. Are there any designs available?

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[COM] $8m Festival Centre Upgrade...

#8 Post by Wayno » Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:22 pm

Apologies if a similar thread already exists - i'll happily merge...

Any one know more details about the Festival Centre Upgrade. $8m is a sizable chunk of cash with completion due in ~11months time...
PROJECT TITLE ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE UPGRADE
ORGANISATION Adelaide Festival Centre Trust
PROJECT DETAILS A staged refurbishment of the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Dunstan
Playhouse auditorium and public foyers, minor renovations to the Tutto Ku
restaurant, and building services works associated with those areas.
PROJECT COST $8,000,000
ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE January 2009
STATUS Approved
CONTACT Geoff Bishop, Deputy CEO and CFO
Adelaide Festival Centre Trust
GPO Box 1269, Adelaide SA 5001
Telephone 08 8216 8678 Facsimile 08 8410 0983
Email geoff.bishop@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au
I noticed it on page 34 of this document ==> http://southaustralia.biz/library/Major ... ry2007.pdf
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

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[COM] Re: $8m Festival Centre Upgrade...

#9 Post by rubegoldbergdevice » Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:19 am

I don't know the full story on this, but I do know that a major part of the Playhouse's refurbishment has to do with the AFC's commitment to disability access. By all accounts the Playhouse auditorium's original design proved a major hurdle to providing reasonable numbers of wheelchair spaces in a redesign. I peaked in a few weeks ago and saw plastic wrapping on all of the stalls seating.

I don't think this will be a particularly sexy one, but the Playhouse has been looking neglected for years and this should at least make it presentable again.

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[COM] Adelaide Convention Centre, Casino & Riverbank Development

#10 Post by Alyx » Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:52 am

From Mike Rann's Twitter:
PremierMikeRann: Just announced $394 million plan to redevelop Adelaide Convention Centre and Riverbank area. Construction will create 2300 jobs.
PremierMikeRann: Redev will involve a 2 stage expansion of the Conv Centre to the Morphett St Bridge and replacing the original building with 3500 seat venue.
PremierMikeRann: Conventions industry worth $1.5 billion to SA annually. Need to increase capacity to compete with other States.
Also, from Jane Lomax-Smith's Twitter:
DrJaneLS: Announced expansion of convention centre to win large conventions for $1.5B annual industry.
DrJaneLS: Great design extending to bridge which becomes tree lined street, with riverside walk open and with cafe and restaurants.
DrJaneLS: Active frontages on North Tce and riverbank. Links for pedestrians to tram and railway.
If there's already a more appropriate thread for this news, please go ahead and merge it.

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[COM] Re: Adelaide Convention Centre and Riverbank Redevelopment

#11 Post by Alyx » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:04 pm


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[COM] Re: Adelaide Convention Centre and Riverbank Redevelopment

#12 Post by Will » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:17 pm

Although I applaud the idea of activating and breathing some life into the Riverside precinct, I am a little dissapointed by the architecture of the proposal. Although I love the architecture of the Convention Centre, I think it is boring to repeat it and build 2 more replicas of it.

However, i like the new jet-fountain on the Torrens and the activation of the Convention Centres' North Terrace frontage.

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[COM] Re: Adelaide Convention Centre and Riverbank Redevelopment

#13 Post by Nort » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:26 pm

Alyx wrote:
Looks like they are planning on building up the western side of the Morphett St bridge as well, curious that the video seems to be very intentionally not pointing down that way.

Is this the first time we have seen how the footbridge over the Torrens is expected to work? Seems it doesn't go all the way to the stadium but rather stops at the riverbank and War Memorial Drive at that point would be a shared pedestrian/car zone.

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[COM] Re: Adelaide Convention Centre and Riverbank Redevelopment

#14 Post by Hooligan » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:38 pm

So what is there to draw you into the area 7 days a week?


Just like the Liberals plan, the answer is nothing

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[COM] Re: Adelaide Convention Centre and Riverbank Redevelopment

#15 Post by russo92 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:02 pm

Great plans, really spruce up the area. Are they building suspended ground connecting the Convention centre with the Morphett street bridge? Seems that way in the video. While they do this, I thik they should also try and incorporate some kind of family/youth orientated entertainment venue which could tie in with the Hotel, like a cinema, bowling centre, intencity type arcade and some boutique shops etc. Probably not enough room and tenants would be too hard to get given the success Adelaide's had with entertainment venues in its CBD, which is weird, but this would be ideal, and they can't go syaing its not the kind of attention they want to attract when they got the city skate park a few metres next door.

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