Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition


Submission Deadline

Architecture November 24, 2017

New art destination will showcase exceptional collection of international and Australian, including Aboriginal, art

  • Two-stage competition seeks outstanding design team for new Adelaide landmark
  • Prominent site on Adelaide’s celebrated North Terrace boulevard is adjacent to the historic Adelaide Botanic Garden and close to the Art Gallery of South Australia
  • Adelaide Contemporary’s world-first Gallery of Time will draw from the State’s collection to place Aboriginal art and culture in conversation with work from European and Asian cultures
  • Competition is open to international and Australian architects – with a requirement for international practices to link with Australian firms at Stage Two
  • Stage Two honorarium of AU$90,000 for each of up to six teams
  • First stage deadline: 21:30 ACDT / 11:00 GMT Friday 24 November 2017

The Government of South Australia through Arts South Australia and Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) today [19 October 2017] launched the Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition.

This is a global search for a design team for a unique art destination within Australia. Combining a contemporary art gallery with a public sculpture park and meeting place, Adelaide Contemporary will be ‘uniquely Adelaide’, a focus for the cultural energies of this ‘City of Festivals’, which is known for a progressive culture that prizes engagement and participation.

Visit the Competition website for more information.