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Kaurna Building

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Kaurna Building


Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
curtain wall
exposed structure


university exhibition gallery university office


  • The building, won the coveted Sir Zelman Cowan Award, the nation's highest accolade for a public building, at the Royal Australian Institute of Architects National Architecture Awards in Brisbane, October 2006.
  • The building houses the Louis Laybourne Smith School of Architecture and Design, the South Australian School of Art and the Architecture Museum.
  • The building was awarded the 2006 'Interior Architecture' award by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (SA Chapter).
  • The building's irregularly finned precast panels hovering over a transparent undercut create a detailed texture along the length of the building's façade fronting Fenn Place.
  • This building was awarded the 2006 'Best New Building' award by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (SA Chapter).
  • The building's huge expanses of glass are designed to offer the public a glimpse of the students at work.
  • This building was awarded the 2007 'Interior Design Award' for a South Australian building by the Design Institute of Australia.
  • This building was chosen to participate in the 10th Venice Architecture Biennale, representing one of eight Australian urban themes - in this case the concept of “Overlap” where mixed-use buildings are constructed in formerly redundant industrial precincts.
  • The building is designed to encourage interaction between budding artists, designers and architects, and also between staff and students, but also between the university and the community.
  • The aim of the building's design is to intertwine the academic streams of architecture, design and arts in the same buildings, and exaggerate the shared spaces.

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210-214 Hindley Street
Corner Hindley Street & Fenn Place
South Australia

Technical Data

49.01 ft

Involved Companies

John Wardle Architects
John Wardle Architects

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