University of South Australia Kaurna Building, SA
Duration: October 2003 to April 2005
Value: $30 million
Contract type: AS 4000-1997
Summary: This complex project involved the construction or upgrading of three buildings on the busy University of South Australia City West campus on North Terrace in the Adelaide CBD: the Catherine Helen Spence Building, Dorrit Black Building and Kaurna Building.
While the three buildings share a raw industrial appearance with exposed internal services and off-form concrete, each building is architecturally unique.
The Kaurna Building is a multi-award-winning, three-storey School of Architecture and Interior Design facility with a 1,600 m2 footprint.
The building features large studio facilities with exposed ceilings, concrete and services, a ground floor gallery and café, and a terrace on Level 5.
All three buildings were constructed in a busy operational campus environment, with the project teams liaising with the university’s various stakeholders to minimise disruption.
Partly as a result of the success of this work, Built Environs was subsequently contracted to construct the university’s Hawke Building.