Enigma 8 is a mixed use development incorporating commercial office space, hotel accommodation, private medical suites, specialty retail shops, a supermarket and car parking surrounding the Newmarket Hotel on the corner of North and West Terraces in Adelaide’s central business district.
Providing amenities to the hospital in the form of 69 apartments and a supermarket, and serving the developing university precinct adjacent, Enigma 8 bookends the city and provides a pedestrian link from the Health Precinct and Riverbank into the city becoming a beacon to this precinct.
The scale and articulation of the built form indicates arrival to the north-west corner of Adelaide. The sculpting of the tower responds to the adjacent heritage building and mitigates the impact of western solar heat gain. A roof garden and terrace has been included in the design to capitalise on the project’s enviable location overlooking north Terrace towards Adelaide Oval, while a pedestrian underpass beneath North Terrace connects the NRAH and SAHMRI.