Adelaide 2010 - The Adelaide Festival Centre

Sydney has its famous Opera House, Melbourne has its State Theatre, and in order not to miss out - Adelaide has its Festival Centre. Built as a multi-purpose art centre, it unfortunately pales in comparison to the iconic Sydney Opera House. The building doesn’t really make much of an architectural statement, and feels surprisingly cold for what is supposedly a centre for the arts.

Set in a large park, the building is next to the River Torrens, Adelaide’s major river running through the CBD. Off to one side is The Elder Park - a major public open space.

The Adelaide Convention Centre is right next the the Festival Centre. Architecturally another unexciting building. A lost opportunity perhaps to create a building which can be a draw for visitors. The street furniture are however very well-designed.


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