Whilst representing our past, heritage buildings also serve an active role in our present and our future. The built, environmental and cultural heritage of our city provides us with an understanding of where we have come from, and where as a society we aspire to go. Some remarkable transformations of Adelaide’s heritage buildings have been achieved to preserve their integrity whilst adapting them for a contemporary 21st Century use.
This trail features a sample of Adelaide’s most treasured and iconic heritage buildings that have undergone sensitive transformations to ensure their continued value in a contemporary context. From a former bank office, to a rogue department store, to a building once used for temporary accommodation by the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, this trail discovers the city’s heritage sites that have been carefully ‘reborn’ for a modern use.