The Government of South Australia through Arts South Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia and Malcolm Reading Consultants revealed recently the six teams shortlisted for the Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition. The first stage of the competition attracted 107 teams made up of circa 525 individual firms from five continents. The global call for interest was designed to encourage Australian as well as leading international practices – a condition of the competition is a partnership with an Australian practice at stage two, which has already been fulfilled by the shortlisted teams.
The architect-led teams were the unanimous choice of a selection panel that included representatives of Arts South Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Office for Design and Architecture South Australia, and which was chaired by the competition jury chair Michael Lynch AO CBE.
- Adjaye Associates and BVN with Steensen Varming, McGregor Coxall, Barbara Flynn and Yvonne Koolmatrie
- BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group and JPE Design Studio with United Natures, Arketype and BuildSurv
- David Chipperfield Architects and SJB Architects with Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture and Arup
- Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Woods Bagot with Oculus, Pentagram, Katnich Dodd, Rider Levett Bucknall, Arup, WSP, Deloitte, Kaldor Public Art Projects, Klynton Wanganeen, James Sanders, Dustin Yellin, Right Angle Studio and Garry Stewart
- HASSELL and SO-IL with Fabio Ongarato Design, Mosbach Paysagistes and Fiona Hall
- Khai Liew, Office of Ryue Nishizawa and Durbach Block Jaggers with Masako Yamazaki, Mark Richardson, Arup and Irma Boom
Finalist teams will now receive a further briefing and create concept designs that will be revealed to the public and stakeholders in an exhibition in April in Adelaide, and online, before the competition jury meets in May 2018.