Palladium Apartments

This project proposes a twenty storey mixed-use building to create sixty-three – one, two, three and four bedroom apartments including a rooftop penthouse.

At ground floor commercial uses and building entrances are sensitively configured within the volume of the existing heritage building to provide activation to the street and to the wider square. The varied mix of apartment types and configurations targets a range of tenants.

The design approach for this project involves the sensitive re-use of an existing heritage listed building whilst creating a new, efficient, innovative and contemporary mixed-use residential development above. The apartments are designed to exploit the buildings prime orientation and aspect, adjacent to one of Adelaide’s most significant green squares, and will provide a high level of resident amenity exemplified in their open-plan layout, large external terraces and interior finishes.

The facade design introduces subtle chamfers to the concrete panels to create depth and articulation. The folded sunscreens provide privacy and visual interest and act as a lighter filigree to the mass of the building.

The final design proposal is the result of an iterative design process which necessarily included key stakeholders including Adelaide City Council, Development Assessment Commission, Heritage SA and the Office of the Government Architect.

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Light Square Developments Pty Ltd

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Adelaide, South Australia



“The sensitive retention of the heritage facade was integral to maintaining the character of the building and its setting”
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