University of Adelaide 2030 — Three Campus Masterplans

University of Adelaide 2030 — Three Campus Masterplans

The University of Adelaide Masterplan 2016 – 2035 provides an integrated strategy for the University’s built environment in support of its strategic objectives, institutional values and international tertiary sector conditions. The Masterplan responds to the physical environment, unique University of Adelaide context and international best practice for campus development. This document has been developed over an extensive period of engagement, assessment and review.
The focus of the North Terrace Masterplan relates to the reinforcement of address and identity, pedestrian experience, engagement and creation of high quality open and connective space. There is a strong desire for the campus to be more connected to the city and wider community and to showcase talent and innovation. Collaboration and cross- disciplinary research will be key to the University’s ongoing success and this is reinforced through improved connections between facilities, transparency and engaging shared spaces. Improving student and staff experience and reinforcing contemporary pedagogy are a central focus, achieved through a broad range of high amenity spaces and the blurring of boundaries between formal teaching zones and casual space.

The original Waite bequest offered both a suite of important historical assets and opportunity for contemporary research and industry collaboration. To unify these elements and physical connections between them requires a greater level of clarity and legibility. Waite Road, and the buildings along it, create a barrier between the heritage quarter and the partnership sites. The Masterplan offers new vistas and avenues connecting North to South, reinforcement of heritage axes and clear division between vehicular and pedestrian movement. There is opportunity to reinforce partnership intent through shared spaces and gathering nodes.

The Masterplan response to the Roseworthy Campus is based upon consolidating and enhancing existing nodes, connections and precincts. A primary campus space is defined at the entry to the campus in front of the Roseworthy College. This encompasses a number of heritage buildings into a pedestrian friendly green space. Behind the college, the ‘campus heart’ outdoor hub will extend the function of the newly upgraded hub interiors and create a destination at the end of the two primary pedestrian axes. Secondary open spaces along the axes will offer amenity and outdoor learning environment, plus create connection and visibility to the interiors of the surrounding buildings. Recreation and residential zones are clearly defined and kept within close proximity of the campus heart. The loop road will be reinforced as the primary loading access thus removing vehicles from the central campus wherever possible.

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North Terrace

Waite Campus

Roseworthy Campus


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