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Pelzer Park / Pityarilla (Park 19) Activity Hub

Community engagement is at the heart of the success of Pelzer Park – Pityarilla in the Kaurna language – in Adelaide’s South Parklands. Crafted to involve and inspire, the extensive community engagement program ensured the built outcomes reflected community values, needs and aspirations, with Kaurna representatives assisting to develop the “weaving” of the site’s diverse cultural elements. The early involvement of The City of Adelaide maintenance team contributed to the durability and longevity of the play materials.
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  • CLIENT City of Adelaide, The Office for Design and Architecture SA (ODASA)
  • LOCATION Adelaide, Australia
  • YEAR 2017-2019
The free-roaming wild play area includes the restored South Parklands Creek and oxbow flood-zone, allowing for experiential learning and semi-supervised play throughout a forest of plants. These features create a kit of exciting but unexplained playthings, inviting kids to create their own games.
A promenade, an event space, tennis and basketball courts, an irrigated lawn ideal for picnics and dog parks, combine with the all-ages plays paces to encourage multi-generational interaction, social inclusion and new friendships between children and their families. Extensive play auditing ensured all play elements were safe, fit for purpose and met the client’s and ASPECT Studio’s aspirations.
ASPECT ADE Pityarilla Park 19 14
  • TEAM ASPECT Studios, PSLA, Climbing Tree, Southfront, Phillips Pilkington, Lucid Consulting Australia, Cameron Irrigation Consulting, Cirqa, Trento Fuller
  • AWARDS PIA SA Awards for Planning Excellence – Great Place (Winner)
    2018 Kidsafe National Playspace Design Awards: Public Public Playspaces Category C >$1M (Commended)
    2019 AIA City of Adelaide Prize - Commendation
  • PHOTOGRAPHY/RENDER Sweet Lime/Dan Schultz