|South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), by Woods Bagot, sits perched like an alien spacecraft next to Adelaide's main railway station. Photo ©Darren Bradley
|The Bicentennial Conservatory is a landmark in Adelaide's Botanic Gardens. It was designed by Guy Maron in 1987. It contains a tropical greenhouse habitat. Photo ©Darren Bradley.
Although it was founded as a progressive city (by free settlers instead of convicts, seeking a place free from religious persecution), it has has still been fairly conservative in its architecture until recently. Most of the modern architecture is fairly recent.
Since I was working the whole time in an office park north of the city, I had very little time to take photos. I said there was not a lot of modernist architecture in Adelaide. But in fairness, I did see more interesting stuff than what's represented here. Below are a couple of the buildings that I was able to grab in the few moments I had free.
|I first noticed this building during the day. It caught my eye enough to take a photo. I didn't know that it was called "The Rundle Lantern", or why it was called that, until later. Photo ©Darren Bradley
|The Rundle Lantern is a parking garage in Adelaide's central business district (CBD). This solar powered, green design is by BB Architects (2008). Photo ©Darren Bradley.
|Adelaide's convention centre, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (2001) is undergoing an extension expansion right now. This photo is from last year, before work had begun. Photo ©Darren Bradley
|National Wine Centre. Photo ©Darren Bradley
|Amazon Waterlily Pavilion by Flightpath Architects (2007). Photo ©Darren Bradley
|Eynesbury College, on the other side of Victoria Square from the Reserve Bank Building, is another stand-out in Adelaide's collection of mid-century modern architecture. Photo ©Darren Bradley.
And I'll end with another view of the building that I started out this thread with. This is SAHMRI at dawn. I ran over to get a shot before heading to work one morning.