PROJECT NAME // Adelaide High School
COMPLETION YEAR // 1951
ARCHITECT // Edward B. Fitzgerald & John K. Brogan
LOCATION // Corner of West Terrace & Glover Avenue, Adelaide
BUILDING TYPOLOGY // Education
ABOUT THE PROJECT//
Adelaide High School has come to be somewhat of a landmark within the West Parklands. The project originally came about from a national design competition awarded in 1940. Over 60 entries and the design was finally awarded to Edward B. Fitzgerald and John K. Brogan; architects from Sydney.
World War II, halted the progression of the project, (with the shortage of labour and materials), until it finally commenced construction in 1947. The school was built by A. W. Baulderstone for a whopping £90,000.
The building reputably stands as Adelaide’s most notable large-scale examples of ‘Functionalist’ style architecture. The structural system is openly expressed and the external form is a mix of asymmetrically arranged rectilinear and curved forms - expressing the functions inside. Ornament is expressed in the arrangement and detailing of windows and entrances.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION //
University of South Australia Architecture Museum
ADDRESS // University of South Australia, City West Campus, Kaurna Building 2-21, Fenn Place, Adelaide
HOURS // Monday - Wednesday 10am - 4pm
(Visitors by appointment only)
PHONE // +61 8 8302 9235
EMAIL // email@example.com
WEBSITE // http://aad.unisa.edu.au/research/research-areas/architecture-museum/
MAILING ADDRESS //
University of South Australia
Art, Architecture & Design School
GPO Box 2471
Adelaide, South Australia, 5001
IMAGES // Courtesy of UniSA Architecture Museum
TEXT // Courtesy of UniSA Architecture Museum; Michael Queale