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Identification

Rundle Mall Plaza
David Jones Department Store
279835

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
marble
applied masonry
light gray gray
modernism

Usages

commercial office shop(s) shopping center mercantile

Facts

  • The building is faced with Italian marble.
  • In 2006 a rooftop golfing range was opened.
  • Of special interest on the façade is a neo-cubist sculpture named 'Progress' by the artist Lyndon Dadswell.
  • The design of this building was revolutionary for its day as it is a largely windowless department store, and it is a unique example of 1960's modern architecture.
  • This building was home to David Jones from 1963 until 2000 when David Jones moved to their new headquarters further east along Rundle Mall.
  • When the building was the David Jones department store it was renowned for its elegant ground floor which featured mirrored glass walls and ceilings, chandeliers and crystal decorations.
  • The conversion of the building resulted in windows being added to the façade which has detracted from the original elegance of the building.
  • Between 2001-2002 the building was converted into office accomodation and the lower floors were converted into retail tenancies.
  • When completed it was the largest air-conditioned department store in Australia.

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Location

44-58 Rundle Mall
44-58 Rundle Mall
5000
Adelaide
South Australia
Australia

Technical Data

130.91 ft
114.83 ft
8
1
1961
1963
2002

Involved Companies

Hassell

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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