This Week's Project:
- Project Name: Royal Adelaide Hospital
- Company Name: Silver Thomas Hanley
- Project Location: Adelaide, Australia, Armed Forces Pacific, United States
- Project Information/Details: Unique art installations, gardens and courtyards are being used to help people find their way around Australia’s newest hospital.
The $2.3 billion new Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), in the South Australian capital, officially opened last week and is the epicentre of the state’s health system. Reportedly the third most expensive building in the world, it replaces the old Royal Adelaide Hospital, which was established about 2km up North Terrace from the new site in 1856.
Silver Thomas Hanley led the design for the new 180,000sq m hospital, following a brief based on a model of care aimed to rejuvenate and disrupt the way health services are delivered in South Australia.
Artworks at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital are being used as wayfinding markers.
“The Royal Adelaide is intended to be the jewel in the crown of that restructured statewide service,” Silver Thomas Hanley Managing Director Ernest Girardi said.