2017 Australian Urban Design Awards: Winner of Delivered Outcome – Large Scale

Tonsley Innovation District by Oxigen, Woods Bagot, Tridente Architects, KBR, WSP and RenewalSA.

Jury citation:

The Tonsley Innovation District in Adelaide is an ambitious exercise in large-scale brownfield development, the execution of which has engaged a diverse group of practices with the support of all levels of government, business and the community.

The project has delivered a multipurpose facility that will be a major employment and education hub in this part of the city. The retention of the existing building’s raw industrial heritage combined with a range of contemporary design features and focus on achieving high levels of sustainability illustrates a strong desire to unite past, present and future. This project represents a major investment in economic regeneration and the creation of a beacon for ongoing community engagement.

Location: Adelaide (SA)

For more coverage, see Jo Russell Clarke’s review here and Lindy Atkin’s review here.


Landscape architect
Oxigen Landscape Architects
Adelaide, SA, Australia
Project Team
James Hayter, Travis Wright, James Pratt, Alex Game, Oli Johnson, Ed Meyers, Hugh Fraser, David Sadler
Arboriculture Dean Nicolle
Architecture Woods Bagot, Tridente Architects
Civil and structural engineer Blank Role :: Tonsley
Cost planner Rider Levett Bucknall Adelaide
Electrical and services engineer WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff
Public art consultants Gray Hawk
Specialist fabrication Iguana Creative
Site Details
Location Adelaide,  SA,  Australia
Site type Urban
Project Details
Status Built
Completion date 2016
Category Landscape / urban
Type Adaptive re-use, Outdoor / gardens, Public / civic


Woods Bagot
Project Team
Woods Bagot project team: Thomas Masullo (director in charge), Gavin Kain (principal in charge), Milos Milutinovic (project leader), Yeung Cheng, Todd Hislop, Nicholas Ng, Andrew Fox (project professionals), Keith Dougal (interior design leader), Graig Rogers (BIM leader), Michael Andrew (documentation leader), Tridente Architects project team: Nick Tridente (architect)
Tridente Architects
North Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Building contractor Lend Lease
MAB redevelopment team Woods Bagot and Tridente Architects, Atelier Ten (ESD), KBR (civil and structural engineer), WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff (services), JDR #1 (Pod engineers), Oxigen (urban design and landscape architect, Alexander Symonds (surveyor), Katnich Dodd (building certifier), Rider Levett Bucknall (cost consultant)
Masterplan team Woods Bagot (masterplanning), WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff (civil and structural engineer), KPMG (business development strategy), 2XE (business productivity), Rider Levett Bucknall (cost consultant), Oxigen (urban design and landscape architect)
Strategic objectives team SGS Economics and Planning (customer benefit and economic impact awareness), Connor Holmes (precinct governance), Allen Consulting Group (economic development plan), Thinc Projects (project delivery and project management model), E&Y (business case), KPMG (investment attraction strategy), Arup (Tonsley brand strategy), Martins (Tonsley brand identity), Robin Eckermann and Associates (telecommunications infrastructure strategy)
Site Details
Location Adelaide,  SA,  Australia
Site type Urban
Project Details
Status Built
Completion date 2015
Category Landscape / urban, Public / cultural
Type Adaptive re-use, Public domain
Client name The Government of South Australia Department of State Development and Renewal South Australia (procurement and delivery)
Website statedevelopment.sa.gov.au
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