Adelaide – Rising to new heights
Last updated: September 25th, 2013 by admin
In a city which is famously flat, an international design contest has generated some innovative ideas for being able to view it from new heights, literally. With the Royal Adelaide hospital moving to a new home, ideas were needed for its old site and they showed no shortage of imagination.
Possibly the most innovative was a proposal by a Slovakian team, who suggested the creation of an artificial mountain, built using the waste from the old site. One of the key features of this suggestion was that it would require minimal maintenance and would provide a pleasant outdoor location for locals and visitors as well as being high enough to give excellent views over the city.
Meanwhile a South African team went even further by suggesting a 280m observatory tower, to give absolutely unimpeded views for miles around. This would make it an ideal location for getting an overview (literally) of the whole city.
Other suggestions have included revolving restaurants and outdoor film-screening areas and the judges are certainly going to have their work cut out picking the winner. For those who’d like to see the choice, whatever it is, or who’d like to visit Australia for any other reason can give themselves less work by enlisting the help of an experienced NAATI translator.