JOIN US FOR THE 2022 HISTORY FESTIVAL
The Australian Institute of Architects offers a range of tours exploring heritage buildings as part of the SA History Festival, and an exclusive tour of Her Majesty’s Theatre with COX Architecture available to members only.
Tickets are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
The full History Festival program can be accessed online, or members can pick up a hard copy from the chapter office.
Her Majesty's Theatre Tour with COX Architecture
10 May, 1pm-1:45pm / 2pm-2:45pm
Constructed in 1913, Her Majesty’s Theatre was described upon opening as ‘the most luxuriously appointed theatre in Australia’.
Join this guided tour of Adelaide’s oldest continually operating performance venue lead by COX Architecture.
Available for Institute members only.
Payinthi Building Tour
13 May, 11am-12pm
Located alongside the existing Prospect Town Hall, the Payinthi Building reflects the aspirations and identity of the local community in a smart, creative and connected new building.
Learn about how the existing heritage-listed Town Hall is fully integrated into the project and how this building reflects council’s ambition for a bold and connected place that nods to the past and embraces the future. Please ensure you arrive 15 minutes early – the tour will commence at 11am sharp.
Lot Fourteen Tour: Bice Building
17 May, 11am – 12pm
Part of the gateway to the Lot Fourteen precinct, the four-storey Bice Building (c1927) stands as a highly valued heritage building on the edge of one of Adelaide’s most exciting new developments. It was originally part of the 1921 masterplan for the former Royal Adelaide Hospital.
The removal of previous alterations and reinstating original design intent with a modern approach was key to the adaptive re-use of the building. By respecting the original built form and optimising the size and flexibility of the floor plates, the building has been transformed into an innovative, collaborative, and accessible workspace, fit for the reactivated precinct for many years to come.
Lot Fourteen Tour With JPE Design Studio & BB Architects
19 May, 10am-11am
Ever wondered how the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site transformed into a global precinct of collaborative workspaces?
Take this guided tour with the lead architects on the project (JPE Design Studio & BB Architects) to get an insight into heritage-listed buildings such as Sheridan’s Kiosk and its new use as Community cafe along with other buildings such as the Allied Health Building and the McEwin Building. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early, the tour will commence at 10am sharp.
EXPRESSIONS OF FAITH: ADELAIDE'S POSTWAR CHURCHES BUS TOUR
27 May, 9am – 1:15pm
After the Second World War, many Christian denominations implemented substantial change or modernised to become more inclusive and relevant to their congregations. Join Chris Burns (Heritage South Australia) to hear about the social, architectural and liturgical influences that led to the creation of some of the city’s finest churches.
This bus tour will commence and conclude at the Heritage SA office (81-95 Waymouth Street, Adelaide). Lunch will be provided.