Royal Adelaide Hospital - External Landscaping 01 - Tract Consultants

Royal Adelaide Hospital - Internal Courtyards 01 - Tract Consultants

Royal Adelaide Hospital - External Landscaping 02 - Tract Consultants

Royal Adelaide Hospital - Aboriginal Art - Tract Consultants

Royal Adelaide Hospital - Internal Courtyards 03 - Tract Consultants

Royal Adelaide Hospital - External Landscaping 03 - Tract Consultants

Royal Adelaide Hospital - Internal Courtyards 02 - Tract Consultants

Client

HYLC JV

Location

Adelaide, SA

Budget

$2.1 Billion

Date

2017

award
2018 AILA Landscape Architecture Award - Civic Landscape (SA)
2018 AILA Landscape Architecture Award - Cultural Heritage (SA)
2018 AILA Landscape Architecture Award - Urban Design (SA)



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The New Royal Adelaide Hospital (NRAH), a joint venture between the South Australian Government and developers Hansen Yuncken & Leighton Contractors, sets a new benchmark for the delivery of healthcare in Adelaide and across Australia.

As the State’s primary healthcare facility and teaching hospital, NRAH provides increased patient capacity and technical expertise. Situated adjacent to the South Australian Medical Research Institute, Adelaide’s CBD North-West corner cements its position as one ofAustralia’s leading medical precincts and has lead to the rejuvenation of the city’s West End.

Tract Consultants, in collaboration with architects Silver Thomas Hanley, DesignInc and a suite of technical consultants, were engaged to design and document 6.3 Ha of open space surrounding and within the hospital.

The site at the west end of North Terrace on the former rail yards connects the western parkland belt to the River Torrens. The design philosophy, ‘Park within a hospital, hospital within a park’, stems from this clear geographic link, incorporating scientific research that demonstrates the increased rate of healing and wellbeing of patients that are connected to the natural world.

The "park within the hospital" incorporates 75 internal courtyards, sky-gardens and balconies that provide patients and staff with a variety of areas for respite,refreshment, physical therapy, quiet contemplation and lively places to socialise.

Extensive public plazas, gardens and parklands wrap around the building, forming a vital urban park that is open and connected to the city. The main East Plaza has the capacity to hold large public events as well as providing intimate spaces for passive recreation. Construction commenced in 2011 with the hospital being opened in 2017.

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