Australian Institute of Architects Awards

The Rundle Lantern won three category awards in the recent 2009 South Australian Architecture Awards.

Created by Fusion for the Adelaide City Council, the Rundle Lantern was awarded in the categories of Urban Design, Collaborative design and the prestigious Adelaide Prize.

SA President of the Australian Institute of Architects Tim Horton says the Rundle Lantern is one of the more ambitious urban design adventures initiated by the Adelaide Council.

“For a city that values economy in buildings the light installation on the facade of the seven-storey car park shows the sheer delight that considered whimsy can bring,” Mr Horton said.

And the jury panel agrees, “the Rundle Lantern has successfully met the community’s expectations both physically and emotionally.”

Fusion is ecstatic that our first major foray into the built form in combination with digital innovation has been so phenomenally successful. We are very proud of what has been achieved collaboratively with the efforts of BB Architects, Space Cannon, Lincoln Scott, Walbridge & Gilbert and the Russell Group.

There are now over 15,000 references to the Rundle Lantern online, which demonstrates its global appeal, and the achievement of its goal to place Adelaide firmly on the map.

As a result of the state win, the Rundle Lantern was entered into the National Architecture Awards, held in October 2009, and we are thrilled to announce that the Lantern received a National Commendation for Urban Design!

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