Lot Fourteen’s public realm underway
22 August 2019
The state government has announced details of the public realm works at Australia’s most exciting ideas neighbourhood that will transform Lot Fourteen’s North Terrace frontage and create a contemporary environment for everyone to relax, be inspired and share ideas.
The public realm works will complete North Terrace’s cultural boulevard and create Lot Fourteen’s own unique identity and an open and seamless gateway into the neighbourhood.
The works will link Lot Fourteen to adjoining attractions and facilities including the universities, Adelaide Botanic Garden, Adelaide Botanic High School, Adelaide Riverbank, East End and Rundle Mall.
It will feature public art and large, established trees are to be planted to define routes, increase amenity and assist in creating a sense of place.
“The public realm works will open up Lot Fourteen from North Terrace for the public to enjoy with a series of attractive open spaces, plazas and walkways,” said Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll.
BRINGING TOGETHER OUR HISTORY AND FUTURE
The transformation at Lot Fourteen has attracted some of the world’s leading names in future industries, from the Australian Space Agency to visionary start-ups.
These North Terrace works will create an impressive open space for the public to enjoy and access the five refurbished state heritage-listed buildings, including the Sheridan Building as a retail kiosk.
DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE FIRST
The open spaces have been designed to be flexible to cater for the varying needs of the community and will be accessibility friendly for pedestrians and cyclists.
Tree selection and placement is integral to achieving a visually and functionally consistent public realm that also meets aesthetic and ‘healthy cities’ objectives.
As the first registered WELL Communities pilot project in the Southern Hemisphere, there is a strong focus on the health and wellbeing of the community at Lot Fourteen which is reflected in the urban design.
The urban design and landscape project is being led by Adelaide-based Oxigen, one of Australia’s most awarded design and landscape architecture practices.
The design builds on the intent and spirit of the City of Adelaide’s 2001 North Terrace Master Plan and will deliver the last remaining section along North Terrace.
The public realm across the entire seven-hectare neighbourhood will be delivered in a series of stages, with this first stage due to start in September and expected to be completed early in 2020.