Architectural Jewel

Adelaide Casino Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide Casino

Adelaide, Australia


Buchan won the opportunity to work with SkyCity by creating a strong architectural design statement for Adelaide casino.

The design provides a bold statement for the redesigned riverside precinct. The unique form takes the shape of a crystalline ‘jewel’ with a layered, wav-linear glass façade to reference the nearby River Torrens. Its multi-faceted arrangement gives a shimmering luminous quality a confident and a sophisticated identity. It will allow Adelaide Casino to better compete with casinos interstate and overseas and provide a tourist drawcard for Adelaide.

The $300 million complex incorporates active and permeable frontages at ground level to interact with the public realm. There are more gaming spaces, a six-star all-suite hotel, celebrity and signature restaurants and bars, a rooftop bar, and function spaces for up to 750 people for banquets and events. It promises to be a world-class entertainment destination.

The development reinforces Buchan’s excellence in large-scale commercial design. We have also delivered casino projects such as The Star in Sydney, Skycity Darwin, and Wrest Point Casino in Hobart.



Time lapse of casino redevelopment progress. Video courtesy of Hansen Yuncken