Innovation hub approved for Adelaide's Lot Fourteen
Progress on former hospital site development
The South Australia State Commission Assessment Panel has approved plans for Adelaide’s new Entrepreneur and Innovation Centre (EIC), which will form the centrepiece of the Lot Fourteen research, business and culture hub taking shape at the site of the old Royal Adelaide Hospital. Designed by Baukultur, the 16-level, 35,000 square metre building will be situated next to an Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre created by Woods Bagot and Diller Scofidio and Renfro.
The central position of EIC in the Lot Fourteen precinct gives it a role connecting the hub’s various commercial, educational, cultural, heritage and tourism elements. Its function is similarly focussed on connection, bringing business, research and government together in order to accelerate the development of new technologies and services. Bakultur responded to the need for an open, flexible building by creating a tower broken down in its visual mass by a smaller intermediate floor at every third level. A slight shifting of floor plates between these levels, with connecting voids and stairs, strike a balance between creating links both horizontally within each floor and also between floors.
Lot Fourteen is backed by the South Australian and Australian governments and is a key focus of the AU$551m Adelaide City Deal to provide a springboard for innovation and industry. State Project Lead Diane Dixon stated: “This year, the number of people doing business, working, researching and studying on site is set to reach 1000. High-growth industries are taking an increasing interest in the platform Lot Fourteen provides and we are continuing to capitalise on that opportunity with the EIC.”
Early site works and excavation have begun, and the building is scheduled for completion in late 2023.
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This tender was first published by TenderStream on 19.03.2019 here