Victoria Square Stage 1 will be completed and opened to the public next Monday 13th January 2014. As promised the square will be opened in time for the Tour Down Under.
The northern half of the square will be the setting for the Tour Village and Bike Expo, which opens on Saturday 18th January and is followed by a team presentation and concert that night.
The proposed masterplan for this highly symbolic site brings together the many disparate forces which have traditionally competed for the space.
Through a thorough design exploration and extensive consultation the TCL team have developed a plan which is widely accepted by the community, stakeholders and decision makers.
This bold, flexible and elegant scheme creates a new heart of the city, housing a multitude of events while also telling stories of the cultural significance of the place and providing a quiet refuge within the city.
The grand vision includes strolling promenades under leafy arbours, re-aligning roads to return traffic lanes to an actual square, an outdoor events lawn, an oasis of sustainable gardens and wetlands, outdoor cafes and a cultural and function centre.
Location: Victoria Square, Adelaide, Australia Architect: Taylor, Cullity, Lethlean (TCL) Collaboration: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, David Lock, Paul Thompson and Peter Emmett Project Team: Peter Tonkin, Wolfgang Ripberger, Bettina Siegmund, Vanessa Van Schalkwyk Size: 6 Hectares Construction budget: $98,000,000 Completion stage 1: 2014 Client: Adelaide City Council