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Flinders University opens new Festival Square site in Adelaide CBD

Last week marked a significant moment as Flinders University proudly unveiled its new City Campus, situated at Festival Plaza in the heart of North Terrace, Adelaide. This modern and innovative vertical campus brings student-centered learning to a landmark location, signaling a new era for higher education in South Australia.

Flinders University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Colin Stirling, alongside South Australian Premier Peter Malinauskas, revealed Adelaide’s latest educational gem at the Festival Plaza Tower.

Emphasising the university’s commitment to innovation, Architectus Principal and Adelaide Studio Leader, Andrew Schunke, said, “The project takes a leap forward in higher education by providing a purpose-built vertical campus complete with learning and teaching and workplace environments positioned to strengthen industry engagement and collaboration across colleges and degrees to position student success.”

Diana Rosenthal, Principal and Education Interiors Leader, expressed pride in the collaborative effort: “We are proud to have been a part of Flinders’ new city campus. Its success is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and close collaboration with Flinders University, Walker Corporation, our team, and our project collaborators.

The strategically positioned stand-alone building, nestled in the vibrant Riverbank precinct, serves as a bridge between Flinders University and key technology, business, government, law, and arts hubs. This strategic location is poised to bolster research initiatives and industry partnerships, providing students with unparalleled opportunities for engagement and growth.

The City Campus represents just the beginning of Flinders University’s ambitious 2024 agenda. Later this year, the university will inaugurate its $280 million Architectus-designed Health and Medical Research Building at Bedford Park, further solidifying its commitment to excellence in education and research.

Read more about Flinders University Festival Plaza Tower project here.


Left to right: Architectus Associate Daniel Stanning, Principal Diana Rosenthal and Principal Andrew Schunke


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