The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide

Defence Housing Australia

Located in the revitalised urban precinct of Bowden in South Australia, The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide provides 12 high-quality homes—a mix of eight terraces and four flats built as mews behind the terraces.

Bowden Village has gained national recognition for receiving a 6 Star Green Star communities rating and mandating that all new developments obtain a minimum 5 Star Green Star rating. The Prince’s Terrace exceeded this mandate by achieving a ‘6 Star Green Star Design and As Built’ certification.

The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide project was designed to be extremely climate responsive and ensure maximum comfort for residents. It integrates passive design principles to minimise energy usage for heating, cooling and lighting, and to increase the comfort and wellbeing of its occupants.

The design team conducted early concept daylight and energy modelling to inform the best design solutions for this site. Starting with sustainable design basics, each dwelling has been orientated to maximise natural daylight and to passively heat and cool throughout the year. Shading devices and balconies have also been optimised to allow the sun in the winter and block it in the summer. All dwellings have also been designed to promote natural cross ventilation for cooling in the summer as well as ensuring healthy airflow with ‘breeze paths’ incorporated throughout all living areas.

Local, low-carbon and nontoxic building materials are a hallmark of The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide, including:
• Concrete made from locally produced cement and fly ash
• Locally sourced granite
• Locally sourced, 100-year-old bricks salvaged from heritage demolition sites
• Locally manufactured pavers
• Locally fabricated wrought iron balustrades
• FSC or AFS certified timber
• Zego foam blockwork