Accessible from the city along North Terrace, or from the Riverbank via the Morphett Street Bridge, the largest hub of world-class health and biomedical facilities in the Southern Hemisphere is as architecturally striking as it is state of the art. Home to thousands of workers, patients, researchers and visitors every day, the precinct places an emphasis on attracting people outdoors, featuring public furniture and lighting, unique art installations and natural landscaping. Restaurants and cafes for relaxing and gathering will accompany soon, complimented by plans for an extended recreation area heading towards Bonython Park.


The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) sits at the heart of the Health & Biomedical Precinct as South Australia’s first independent, flagship health and medical research institute.

Home to a mix of South Australia, interstate and international researchers, including the CSIRO and teams from the state’s three major universities, this striking sculptural building design from Woods Bagot Architects responds to the position of the sun through its unique triangulated exterior grid walls. The SAHMRI works closely with organisations such as Cancer Council SA and Heart Foundation, providing a healthy, adaptable and sustainable environment for world leading research.

The building is LEED Gold Rated for its environmentally friendly and energy efficient design.

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Once complete, the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) will be the most advanced hospital in Australia, delivering world-class health care in a modern and safe environment. It has been designed to ensure all South Australians have access to state of the art facilities that are flexible and can adapt to the changing needs of healthcare into the future.

Set to feature single patient rooms with private ensuites and facilities for visiting family to spend the night, as well as easy access to outdoor areas and internal gardens, the new RAH will provide a comprehensive range of tertiary level care to patients, with a focus upon providing a new standard of hospital facilities.

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University Of Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences Building

Adjacent to the SAHMRI, the University Of Adelaide in conjunction with Lyons Architects are currently constructing a new Health and Medical Sciences Building to support their Medicine and Nursing students. The location will allow for easy integration with research conducted at the SAHMRI and care provided by the new RAH and, building upon the more than 130 years of a shared relationship between the University and the Hospital.

The building is expected to be open for teaching in Semester 1, 2017.

University of Adelaide Health & Medical Science Building