Thursday, 27 July 2017

The 6 Best Pieces of Architecture in Adelaide City

Adelaide boasts a cultural backdrop filled with quaint cafes, international restaurants, and an eclectic selection of fun activities to get stuck into. If you find yourself with a few days to spare in the city, you won’t be bored. In fact, if you simply look up, you can easily entertain yourself w

With the impressive collection of majestic buildings that line the streets.

Here are some of the best in the city.

        Parliament House
Perhaps the most imposing and impressive building in Adelaide, Parliament House boasts a monumental colonnade that has become an icon of the city. Here, visitors can marvel at the outstanding architecture, or venture inside to learn more about Adelaide’s political landscape. 

.        Art Gallery of South Australia
Set right in the heart of the city’s cultural precinct, the Art Gallery of South Australia doesn’t just offer collections of sculpture, painting, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, and furniture. It also offers a beautiful piece of architecture to go with it. Tucked away inside an elegant Victorian building, the landmark dates back to 1881 and boasts grand colonnades to reflect the eminent works that are displayed inside.

.        State Library of South Australia
Libraries tend to be set inside impressive buildings, and the State Library in Adelaide is no different. It features a contrast of old and new, with the modern Spence Wing, which is characterised by sharp lines and a glass-fronted view, and the 1884 Mortlock Wing that is housed inside an old French renaissance exterior.
Inside, the library is just as grand, with multi-tiered galleries, wrought iron details, and ceiling-high wooden shelves packed with leather-bound books.

.       University of Adelaide
The Mitchell Building at the University of Adelaide proves popular with architecture-lovers. As one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the city, it draws in crowds for its exterior alone.

.        Ayers House
This building boasts one of the best examples of Regency architecture in the whole of the country. It once took the form of a simple and very modest house built in the mid-19th century, but it was transformed towards the end of the century into a jaw-dropping 40-room mansion that now hosts cultural events throughout the year.

.        Adelaide Festival Centre
The first multi-functional arts venue in Adelaide is also one of the most impressive pieces of architecture. Set just five minutes from the North Terrace, it features a unique, tent-like structure and cuts a memorable silhouette along the length of the River Torrens.

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