Brand Experiences

Rundle Lantern

Fusion were one of six firms invited to pitch for the opportunity to invigorate the corner of Pulteney and Rundle Streets, creating a gateway to Rundle Mall. We were a definite “wild card”, the only non-architectural firm asked to submit concepts.

Our pitch focussed on transforming the car park on the corner of Rundle and Pulteney Streets, a well known city building. Our design solution was to create a “lantern” for the city to use as a dynamic cultural canvas.

The lantern will be made up of 748 square panels, each illuminated by two huge LED lights. They will come to life at dusk to display a myriad of moving image and form providing an ever moving and changing piece of art for the people of Adelaide to enjoy.

The competition was tough, but our bold, simple ideas engaged the Adelaide City Council. The other concepts submitted all required new building, landscaping or form. Our vision was to add beauty to people’s lives without affecting the environment, to work with current structures, and to put Adelaide on the global map.

The Lantern is due to light up late in 2008.

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