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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

The Depot in Adelaide, Australia by Grieve gillett

 
June 25th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Grieve gillett

The Depot is a major installation and venue that has been built primarily for the 2013 Adelaide Fringe Festival with the intention of becoming a long term facility. It is located on land previously used as Adelaide’s main bus station (intrastate and interstate). The Depot has been designed to invigorate the City’s West End precinct at a time when much of the Adelaide Fringe focus is at the East End of the city.

Image Courtesy © Grieve gillett

  • Architects: Grieve gillett
  • Project: The Depot
  • Location: Adelaide, Australia
  • Software used: Sketchup and AutoCad

Image Courtesy © Grieve gillett

The spontaneous, industrial aesthetic has been created with the use of lightweight and cost effective construction materials, shipping containers and timber pallets. Central to the design intent has been the use of recycled materials coupled with public participation that saw the venue evolve throughout the Fringe Festival.

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The project has incorporated remnant sheds and rooves to create a variety of venues including an 800 person capacity enclosed performance space, food and beverage facilities and a major stage for outdoor performances. The entertainment and activities have been wide ranging and eclectic – local hiphop soul band ‘Lowrider’, the ‘Whitlams’ and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra are some of the performers. The Depot has also catered for children with a new ‘Kid’s Fringe’ program being offered for the first time.

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SUSTAINABLE

The construction of the Depot has employed a range of materials and objects.  40 shipping containers have been used to define spaces, contain small activities and provide secure storage. Shade cloth has been used effectively to connect the exsting roofs to provide continuous areas of sun protection.

Image Courtesy © Grieve gillett

The construction of the Depot has employed a range of materials and objects.  40 shipping containers have been used to define spaces, contain small activities and provide secure storage. Shade cloth has been used effectively to connect the existing roofs to provide continuous areas of sun protection.

Image Courtesy © Grieve gillett

The construction of the Depot has employed a range of materials and objects.  40 shipping containers have been used to define spaces, contain small activities and provide secure storage. Shade cloth has been used effectively to connect the existing roofs to provide continuous areas of sun protection.

Image Courtesy © Grieve gillett

Image Courtesy © Grieve gillett

Image Courtesy © Grieve gillett

Image Courtesy © Grieve gillett

Image Courtesy © Grieve gillett

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