Posted by Craig Leverenz on 5 June 2014
There has been a lot of activity around the North Terrace precinct of Adelaide lately.
The Adelaide Oval has been completely redeveloped and is looking fabulous. The new-look venue hosted its first official event in March with the big South Australian showdown between Port Adelaide and the Adelaide Crows. The venue has been transformed to become the new home of AFL football in South Australia and now has a capacity of 53,583. It remains the home of cricket and will also play host to other events including rugby league and union, football and concerts.
The redeveloped oval sits proudly within a revitalised riverbank and parklands precinct and includes a new bridge from the southern banks of the Torrens River taking pedestrian traffic to the Oval.
There is also an eye-catching building just completed at the western end of North Terrace. It is next door to the construction of what will be the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. The building is called the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). It is a very interesting looking building from the exterior. If you have been past it, you would definitely have taken a double take – it is quite outstanding.
If you are curious about what the new institue looks like inside, they are conducting free, interactive tours. Even though the tours are free, a donation would be gratefully accepted. The tour takes about one our and they run every Friday except on Public Holidays. You must register for either the 11am or 1pm tour and may find yourself in with a group booking of school children or other interested groups. Highlights include views of SAHMRI’s state of the art laboratories, open plan floors, atrium cafe, plaza area and spiral staircase. For more information, or to register for one of the tours, click here.