NORTHERN EXPRESSWAY

Client: Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure

Collaboration: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, Robert Owen, Bluebottle, Robin Eley and SMEC Urban

Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Completion Date: 2011

Construction budget: $330,000,000

Size: 23 km

Photography: John Gollings

Awards

2011 - AILA SA award for design

2009 - AILA Masterplanning

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Project Title: NORTHERN EXPRESSWAY

Taylor Cullity Lethlean led a collaborative team of architects, engineers, designers and artists for the urban design and public art interventions along the entire 23 km length of expressway demonstrating a high level of detail not typical for an infrastructure project and setting a new benchmark for such infrastructures.

The conceptual drive was to create a landscape experience that was sensitive to the expansive plains site. Expressway interchanges were left open to accentuate the flatness and long views. Horizontality was expressed strongly in the bridge design with a series of calculated interventions designed to ‘stretch’ the bridge forms. Plantings and bold artistic interventions related to the cultural and environmental history of the site.

‘..Outstanding due to its strong conceptual base and well illustrated design process’

Jury citation. AILA 2011 SA award for design

NORTHERN EXPRESSWAY

images Map

Project Title: NORTHERN EXPRESSWAY

Taylor Cullity Lethlean led a collaborative team of architects, engineers, designers and artists for the urban design and public art interventions along the entire 23 km length of expressway demonstrating a high level of detail not typical for an infrastructure project and setting a new benchmark for such infrastructures.

The conceptual drive was to create a landscape experience that was sensitive to the expansive plains site. Expressway interchanges were left open to accentuate the flatness and long views. Horizontality was expressed strongly in the bridge design with a series of calculated interventions designed to ‘stretch’ the bridge forms. Plantings and bold artistic interventions related to the cultural and environmental history of the site.

‘..Outstanding due to its strong conceptual base and well illustrated design process’

Jury citation. AILA 2011 SA award for design

Client: Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure

Collaboration: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, Robert Owen, Bluebottle, Robin Eley and SMEC Urban

Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Completion Date: 2011

Construction budget: $330,000,000

Size: 23 km

Photography: John Gollings

Awards

2011 - AILA SA award for design

2009 - AILA Masterplanning