Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga is Adelaide's pre-eminent civic square, situated at the heart of the central city.
The masterplan for this highly symbolic site brought together the many disparate forces that traditionally competed for the space. Through a thorough design process and extensive consultation, the TCL team developed a plan that was widely embraced by the community, stakeholders and decision makers. It was the first fully endorsed masterplan for the Square in 40 years.
Stage One creates a people-focused heart for the city, which facilitates everyday community expression and supports ever changing events and festivities.
The brief for Stage One emphasized ‘future proofing’ the masterplan without dilution of the overall vision or re-servicing for future stages. Stage One has gone a long way to regenerate the square as the city’s heart and to imagine future possibilities and stages.
"Jury considers Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga to be an outstanding urban design project worthy of the Gavin Walkley Award. The Jury strongly supports that the success of the first stage of implementation reinforces the value, and imperative delivering of the masterplan in full and look forward to its realization in the years to come." — Jury Citation