Cox Architecture, together architects in association Grieve Gillett, are pleased to have won an Australian Institute of Architects National Award for the Adelaide Studios – new home for the South Au...
Cox Architecture, together architects in association Grieve Gillett, are pleased to have won an Australian Institute of Architects National Award for the Adelaide Studios – new home for the South Australian Film Corporation, Australia’s oldest state screen agency. This follows the project winning the Keith Neighbour Award for Commercial Architecture at the SA AIA awards earlier in the year.
The Adelaide Studios, completed in August 2011, is a seed project for the development of a creative precinct focused on nurturing Australia’s independent film making talent. Since the opening of the Adelaide Studios a number of independent production companies have taken residence, largely accommodated within the heritage buildings at the Film Corporation’s Glenside Campus – 10 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD.
Joe Agius, Cox Architecture’s Design Director for the project said “our proposal carefully marries new contemporary buildings housing sound stages, edit and production facilities into the fabric, grain and scale of the magnificent Glenside Campus. The strong axial arrangement of the heritage buildings is respected and extended, as is the sequence of delightful heritage courtyard spaces.”
The Campus provides a rare combination of state screen agency, production businesses and state of the art facilities to provide producers with a unique ‘one-stop-shop’ production experience. Currently filming at the Campus is the psychological-thriller The Babadook, starring Essie Davis.
Joe Agius said “securing the Adelaide Studios project followed Cox Architecture’s successful completion of the Australian Film Television & Radio School project in Sydney”.