Location: Marion, SA
Budget: $13 million
The project entailed relocation and upgrade of an existing railway station, to locate the new station closer to an arterial road crossing and provide defined linkages to existing adjacent bus routes.
Grieve Gillett Andersen was initially engaged to provide a rapid turn-around concept design for this new interchange for Ministerial presentation and fund seeding. Conceived as a continuation of the architecture developed for the Mawson Interchange, this interchange is deliberate in its uncomplicated expression promoting user legibility and security.
Simple and utilitarian in form, the finesse of the architecture was delivered in careful consideration of the facility’s functionality, accessibility, transparency, lighting and general detailing. Base material finishes provide a refined coordinated architectural expression while delivering cost effective construction. Longevity of performance, simplicity of maintenance, low embodied energy and improved capacity for material recycling are further benefits resulting from the finishes palette.
In the first three months of operation, studies indicated a 40% increase in patronage.