Client: Prom Enterainment

Location: Adelaide, SA

Budget: $400,000

Completion: 2013



Steve Grieve

Dino Vrynios

Jessica MacDonald



AIA 2013 (SA) City of Adelaide Prize - People's Choice Award

The Depot was designed to invigorate the City's West End precinct at a time when much of the Adelaide Fringe focus is at the East End of the city. 


The Depot was a major installation and venue built primarily for the 2013 Adelaide Fringe Festival with the intention of becoming a long term facility.  It was located on land previously used as Adelaide's main bus station (intrastate and interstate). 

The spontaneous, industrial aesthetic was created with the use of lightweight and cost effective construction materials - shipping containers and timber pallets.  Central to the design intent was the use of recycled materials coupled with public participation that saw the venue evolve throughout the Fringe Festival.

The project incorporated remnant sheds and roofs to create a variety of venues including an 800 person capacity enclosed performance space, food and beverage facilities and a major stage for outdoor performances.


Grieve Gillett Andersen is an award-winning multidisciplinary architecture, interior design, heritage and urban design practice based in Adelaide, South Australia.


Our work ranges from education and health facilities, public buildings and urban spaces, commercial, hospitality and retail developments and interiors, heritage conservation and adaptive reuse, transport and infrastructure, performing and visual arts venues, and residential projects, including new buildings, alterations & additions, infill and multiple residential projects.


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Adelaide 5000 South Australia




08 8232 3626


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