Enigma 8

Workplace, Living, Hotel, Health and Shopping for Adelaide's Northwest Corner

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.

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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.


Lester Group of Companies




Adelaide, Australia

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30,000 square meters