Yugo Adelaide City | Rothelowman and Intro Architecture

Yugo Adelaide City | Rothelowman and Intro Architecture | Photographer: David Sievers

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Yugo Adelaide City | Rothelowman and Intro Architecture

Traditional Land Owners
Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains

South Australia

Interior Architecture
Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Urban Design
Synergy Construct
David Sievers
Project summary

A new kind of Urban College in Adelaide’s CBD, Yugo Adelaide City, a Global Student Accommodation development, is an exemplary project that prioritises the life and learning of its students. The 35-storey tower provides accommodation for more than 700 students, with several communal spaces including a cinema, multi-media rooms, lounges, kitchens and social dining spaces. Positioned on North Terrace required the building to sit amongst varying architectural styles to seek a civic scale and presence to blend comfortably in the streetscape. Built using 700 load-bearing precast columns, Yugo Adelaide City is one of the tallest buildings of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the advantages of its structure and prefabrication design approach means the entire interior of the tower can be reconfigured in the future for different use. The facade, produced using an innovative 3D printing technique, deflects sunlight off the tower’s exterior, reducing heat gain within the building.

South Australia Jury Presentation

GSA are passionate about creating spaces that deliver an exceptional experience for students during their time at university. We achieve this by working with partners who share our vision and understand our students. The design of Yugo Adelaide City was carefully considered to ensure students feel connected and safe, with spaces to study, socialise, and live in. The design of the space allows our operating partner, Yugo, to provide a holistic approach to supporting our students, with a focus on sustainable lifestyles, being part of a balanced and inclusive community, and the facilitation of tailored training programs, workshops and internships.

Project Practice Team

Ben Pomroy, Design Architect
Jonothan Cowle, Designer
Karl Weaver, Documenter
Russell Isaac-Cole, Project Architect and Designer
Samuel Toole, Project Architect
Stavros Zacharia, Project Architect
Terry Boxall, Project Architect
Timothy Stead, Project Architect

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Able Access Design, Accessibility Consultant
Arup, Facade Engineer
Bestec, Acoustic and Signage Consultant
Diadem, Signage Consultant
Hosking Willis Architecture, Heritage Consultant and Planner
INTRO, Town Planner
Lucid Consulting, Services Engineers & Fire Engineer & Sustainability Consultant
MEL Consultants, Wind Engineer
Neoscape, Project Manager
Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec, Structural Engineer

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