Set against the former Glenside precinct P&O Heritage Building the Southern Courtyard Development is an initiative of the The Adelaide Central School of Art who require flexible, secure, and durable working spaces for students and teachers throughout all seasons. The school sought a design that provided amenity as a courtyard teaching area and a multi-purpose function facility.
With many dormant and live in-ground services in the vicinity, the idea to tread lightly on the historical site was adopted as a design strategy early on. As such, the use of a temporary structural solution drove the client and Skein toward the use of shipping containers. Sitting upon leased land, the hope is that the containers can be re-purposed for multiple uses throughout their lifecycle. Engineering by ARUP and construction by Envirostruct.