Adelaide Tram Shelter


Adelaide Tram Shelter

The long vistas down North Terrace and King William Street are an important part of the character and integrity of Adelaide’s two ceremonial streets. The shelters are therefore as slender as possible, reinforcing the linearity of the street and presenting the minimum number of vertical obstacles to the view.

The central beam, which also houses lighting and signage, acts as a visual anchor for the cantilevered roof struts. Linear seating and glass elements extend beyond the line of the other, resulting in a carefully configured composition that suggests movement along a single line.

Integrated solar panels are used as roofing, contributing to the project’s sustainability credentials.


2008 The Adelaide Prize – RAIA State Awards with DTEI & GHD

Location Adelaide, South Australia
Client Department of Transport Energy and Infrastructure SA Government
Collaboration Peter Elliott Architects, Dryden Crute Design and John Nowland Design
Size 132sqm
Photography Andy Rasheed, Grant Hancock

  • LOCATION : SA, Australia
  • CATEGORY : Infrastructure
  • YEAR : 2005 – 2009