The Adelaide Creative Community Hub competition winners

Adelaide Creative Community Hub

Adelaide Creative Community Hub
Image © Lucas Monnereau and Thomas Leblond

The Adelaide Creative Community Hub architecture competition looked to answer the question, what power does architecture have to foster and inspire creativity within an urban environment?

Adelaide Creative Community Hub
Image © Judith Busson and François Cattoni

Collaborating with the SA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, Bee Breeders’ highly distinguished jury of professional architects and urban planners searched for projects that would generate exciting public spaces within the busy central location of Victoria Square.

Adelaide Creative Community Hub
Image © Kathrine Vand, Emil Trabjerg Jensen and Sebastian Appel

Participants were given a great deal of freedom in their approach, and winning designs were chosen for their ability to develop and express a clear concept.

Adelaide Creative Community Hub
Image © Lucas Monnereau and Thomas Leblond

The first place winners – Lucas Monnereau and Thomas Leblond from France – showed great potential for inviting people to explore and contribute to creative production with their sunken first floor and transparent exterior.

Adelaide Creative Community Hub
Image © Judith Busson and François Cattoni

Second place winners Judith Busson and François Cattoni, also from France, were one of the few projects to incorporate residences into their designs with a ground-level podium for sharing ideas.

Adelaide Creative Community Hub
Image © Kathrine Vand, Emil Trabjerg Jensen and Sebastian Appel

Meanwhile, third place winners Kathrine Vand, Emil Trabjerg Jensen and Sebastian Appel from Denmark, established a village within the city that encouraged people to gather for common events and come together to share products and ideas.

Adelaide Creative Community Hub
Image © Sandbox Studio

Finally, the jury selected the Australian company Sandbox Studio Pty Ltd to receive the Festival State Award.

Adelaide Creative Community Hub
Student Award

Their intentionally under-programmed collection of external and internal spaces were seamlessly woven into the site, suggesting a link to Victoria square without dominating the intent. Source and images, Courtesy of BEE BREEDERS.

Adelaide Creative Community Hub
Image © Lucas Monnereau and Thomas Leblond
Adelaide Creative Community Hub
Image © Judith Busson and François Cattoni
Adelaide Creative Community Hub
Image © Kathrine Vand, Emil Trabjerg Jensen and Sebastian Appel
Adelaide Creative Community Hub
Image © Sandbox Studio
Adelaide Creative Community Hub
Student Award

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