Union Hall, University of Adelaide Campus

Union Hall was opened in 1957 on the University of Adelaide campus. It functioned as a community theatre for Adelaide as well as a University amenity, and was innovative in both architecture and stage design. The building was slated for demolition to make way for a new science complex on the site. DOCOMOMO Australia was invited to become involved in a campaign run by the community, local architects and the National Trust in Adelaide.

We wrote a submission to the SA State Heritage Council and Department of Environment and Heritage to reconsider development approval and grant Union Hall Heritage protection. After a decision to grant a provision listing on South Australian Heritage Register in February 2010, this decision was overturned and the building was slated for immanent demolition.

Demolition occurred November 2010.

For more information see https://www.savetheunionhall.com/

For Youtube videos of demolition see Youtube demo

ABC News Story on Union Hall see ABC Last Look at Union Hall