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The Shortlist Is Out. Who Made the Cut For Adelaide Contemporary?

 A shortlist of six world-class teams has been revealed for the highly anticipated global architecture competition for the Adelaide Contemporary Gallery. 

Bjarke Ingels Group, Lego Museum, Bilund Denmark.

Bjarke Ingels Group, Lego Museum, Bilund Denmark.



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December 14th, 2017


A shortlist of six world-class teams has been revealed for the highly anticipated global architecture competition for the Adelaide Contemporary Gallery.

What was once the Royal Adelaide Hospital, alongside the Adelaide Botanic Garden is now set to become a new cultural landmark on Adelaide’s North Terrace Boulevard, care of a design competition. Adelaide Contemporary will combine a contemporary art gallery, a public sculpture park and a meeting place.

A global call for entrants encouraged international applications alongside local ones, which was a condition of entry and was endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects. Each of the six finalists was chosen by a panel chaired by Michael Lynch AO CBE, with representatives from Arts South Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Office for Design and Architecture South Australia.

Again, Michael Lynch AO CBE will chair the design competition jury alongside eminent leaders from the arts, architecture, culture and business sectors. The winner is expected to be announced June 2018.

Who are the finalists?

  • Adjaye Associates (London, UK) and BVN (Sydney, Australia)
  • Bjarke Ingels Group (Copenhagen, Denmark) and JPE Design Studio (Adelaide, Australia)
  • David Chipperfield Architects (London, UK) and SJB Architects (Sydney, Australia)
  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro (New York, USA) and Woods Bagot (Adelaide, Australia)
  • SO-IL (New York, USA) and HASSELL (Adelaide & Melbourne, Australia)
  • Office of Ryue Nishizawa (Tokyo, Japan), Khai Liew (Adelaide, Australia) and Durbach Block Jaggers (Sydney, Australia)

Diller Scofidio Renfro The Broad Museum LA
The Broad Museum LA by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

David Chipperfield Architects Museo Jumex
Museo Jumex by David Chipperfield Architects

SO-IL Jan Shrem Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art California
Jan Shrem Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art California by SO-IL

Office of Ryue Nishizawa Teshima Art Museum
Teshima Art Museum by Office of Ryue Nishizawa

Wood Bagot SAHMRI
SAHMRI by Woods Bagot

HASSELL Geelong Performing Arts Centre
Geelong Performing Arts Centre by HASSELL

Read about the design behind SAHMRI by Woods Bagot.


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