ARTICLE POSTED — 24th Aug 17
Design Review Panel Membership
Design Review Panel membership comprises a range of disciplines including urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, planning, engineering, heritage, infrastructure and sustainability.
ARTICLE POSTED — 19th May 17
Principles of Good Design
Recently updated, ODASA’s Principles of Good Design focus on how buildings and places can meet the needs of the people who use them.
Best-practice principles demonstrate the government’s commitment to achieving design excellence in South Australia’s built environment.
The Principles of Good Design are: context, inclusivity, durability, value, performance and sustainability.
Adelaide’s Health and Biomedical Precinct Exhibition
The Office for Design + Architecture SA has curated this exhibition, through the collaboration of many organisations. All parties involved have shared a common interest in celebrating the buildings that form the largest medical precinct in the Southern Hemisphere.
The purpose of the exhibition is to acknowledge our Health and Biomedical Precinct, positioning Adelaide as the destination of choice for medical conventions. The display includes a number of panels that bring to the fore the architectural expression of the Royal Adelaide Hospital, the SAHMRI, the Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building, and the UniSA Cancer Research Institute.
Additionally, 3D printed models reveal the detail of these buildings, while serving as a useful tool in understanding the scale and spatial arrangement of the built form and landscape.
Another aspect to the exhibition embraces the collection of heritage medical equipment, supplied by the Central Adelaide Local Health Network. The equipment on display - dating back to the late 1800s - shows the evolution of Adelaide's medical resources over the past 130 years.
Collaborative Artwork Supporting National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week
The artwork narrative supports the two annual events that celebrate Indigenous history and culture in Australia – National Reconciliation Week: Don’t keep history a mystery and NAIDOC Week: Because of her, we can!
The purpose of the display was to bring the ODASA staff together, through a journey of discovery about their shared cultures within the office. Through discussion they explored the origins of their ancestors, which is represented by the country flags in the installation. This layer of the artwork relates to the 2018 Reconciliation Week theme Don’t keep history a mystery.
Another layer of the artwork builds upon the 2018 NAIDOC theme Because of her, we can. The ODASA staff chose one word that best described a female figure who has helped shape their life – these can be seen around the edge of the respective country flags. These female figures are from many cultures and have provided an opportunity for ODASA to reflect on influential mentors in their lives.
In addition, the artwork features 650 white stars and two blue stars. These represent the 650 centuries (or 65,000 years) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the two centuries that non-Aboriginal people have lived in Australia. The stars form an open-ended curved shape which plays on the notion of Closing the Gap in Australia.
The success of this project has been realised through the engagement of pedestrians and passersby. ODASA hopes this artwork continues to inspire conversation about Indigenous cultures, as well as the many other cultures that coexist in Australia.
Bringing ODASA Together Artwork
Artists: paulherzich, rachelwardle, tahneesutton, portiabond
2018, Adelaide SA