The Adelaide Oval Hotel is an iconic project for South Australia and is a prime example of a project designed, engineered, and constructed utilising the design for manufacturing and assembly (DfMA) process. With a beautiful timber and glass façade, stunning features and a spectacular view of St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide Parklands and city skyline, this hotel has become a must-see when visiting Adelaide.
Built on two elevated pods which follow the curve of the stadium stands, the boutique 4.5-star Adelaide Oval Hotel is Australia’s first ever integrated stadium hotel. The hotel’s two wings branch out from a central reception pod above the East Gate and spans over 20,000m2, consists of 138 rooms over 5-stories, and can host over 50,000 people at a time.
Built onto the stadium’s façade, the Oval Hotel was constructed using XLam prefabricated cross laminated timber (CLT) in conjunction with traditional material and went ahead without disruption to any sporting or public events. The accelerated construction capabilities of CLT allowed project stakeholders to navigate the challenging circumstances of Covid-19 restrictions to meet the hard project deadline.
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Here’s a link to a Wood Solutions Australia case study (recording of their webinar) last year – click here.