Station Lane

Station Lane at SKYCITY Adelaide Casino began as a problem. How do you turn a construction site hoarding into a tourist destination?

The landscape design had to provide opportunities for branding and permit emergency access as well as creating places to linger, landscaping and access to natural light. The design also had to reflect the elegance and sophistication of Sean’s Kitchen, while protecting Station Lane from the construction works associated with the Festival Plaza upgrade.

The concept of a Japanese shoji screen was used to create a translucent freestanding structure. By designing a folded ‘sawtooth’ shaped hoarding, it resulted in a strong, stable and elegant urban design response.

Working closely with the Casino, Skein Architects, Lucid and Schiavello Construction a highly crafted laneway activation project was delivered. Translucent panels let light flood in, while at night, strip lighting creates a welcoming glow. The zig-zag design of the panels provides seating nooks and gardens, and the main hoarding panels have become canvases for a series of mural artworks by Lisa King. By working innovatively with the client, a standard site hoarding was transformed into an Adelaide hotspot.

  • Location: Adelaide, SA
  • Project: Visual Art & Landscape Design
  • Client: SKYCITY Adelaide
  • Completion: November 2017
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Country: Kaurna


  • 2018 – AILA SA Landscape Architecture Award (Tourism)
  • 2018 – AILA SA Award of Excellence (Small Projects)