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RAH Competition Winners Announced

RAH Competition Winners Announced
SLASH with Phillips & Pilkington Architects
Deputy Premier John Rau has announced the major prize winners for the Royal Adelaide Hospital Design Competition, where a total of $305,000 in prize money was awarded to designers for their innovative and creative ideas for the future of one of the key sites of the Greater Riverbank Precinct.

Mr Rau said the design competition had facilitated an exciting and at times controversial discussion about the future of the RAH site.

“Once the hospital moves in 2016, the current RAH site opens up huge potential for a wide range of possible uses,” he said.

“The open ideas competition has been about exploring the possibilities for the site. and critical to this whole process has been input from the community.

“One thing that has become quite clear in this process is that the 5.3 hectare site has the potential for multiple uses."

The competition winners are:
• First prize
• Second prize
• People’s Choice Award

SLASH with Phillips/Pilkington Architects $200,000
Nice Architects with Mulloway Studios $50,000
Bonhag & De Rosa with Taylor Cullity Lethlean
Nice Architects with Mulloway Studios $10,000

• Students competition winners

Nigel Reichenbach & Tom Hocking $5,000

Shelley Penn, chair of the expert jury said they deliberated for three days to award first, second and third prize.

“The jury was pleased to see that the stage two competitors had largely built on the strength of their stage one submissions,” she said.

“Teams demonstrated a considered response to both the public and stakeholder feedback from stage one.

“The jury was impressed by the depth and breadth of research SLASH and Phillips/Pilkington Architects took into the social and physical history and condition of the RAH site.

“The winner’s scheme offers a vision for an evolving, dynamic civic place and it offers a high degree of economic viability.

“Their proposal presented a sustainable proposition by minimising energy and waste, and the mix of uses for the site proposed by the winner was strongly supported by the jury.”

Thousands of people also voted for their favourite design in the People’s Choice Award, with more than 16,000 website visits and 4293 votes lodged.

Stage two of the design competition required the finalists from Australia, Europe and South America to partner with local South Australian firms to complete their final design submissions.

The six finalists and their SA partners are:

• Slash (Victoria) with Phillips/Pilkington Architects
• Zuzana & Nicholas (Queensland) with Roarkus Moss Architects
• Oculus (New South Wales) & Fender Katsilidis Architects (Victoria) with DASH 
• Nice Architects (Slovakia) with Mulloway Studios
• Ysalazam (Colombia) with Siteplan
• Bondhag & De Rosa (Germany) with Taylor Cullity Lethlean

The outcomes of this process will allow government to undertake feasibility studies for specific uses of the RAH Site and the development of a strategic framework and master plan. 
Renewal SA will lead the next phase of this project. The State Government Architect will remain involved in the process. 
The RAH Site Design Exhibition will be open until 18 December.

The six final designs can still be seen at


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