Urban Ecosystem design Lab with SA Department of State Development
Adelaide SA


The use of 3D technologies for photography and visualisation is quite established as a tool to imagine indoor spaces. But what about our urban environment? Can we apply some of these technologies to re-imagine and represent new forms of urban open spaces? Is Augmented Reality a possible mean to convey and disseminate innovative ideas and discuss them with different urban actors? Can it become a new effective negotiation tool to define shared urban scenarios and raise awareness?

The URBAN ECOSYSTEM DESIGN LAB of the School of Architecture and Built environment has recently refined a methodology to apply the current technique of photomontage to 3D AUGMENTED REALITY representations.
The work in display is a sample of broader research project on re-imagining the urban landscapes of the Port Adelaide River and was displayed at Hart’s Mill in April 2017. The project, involving students of the first year of our master program, was funded by the South Australia Department of State Development and Renewal SA.

See here a ‘360°before and after’
preview without the 360° headsets
(click on play and then drag your mouse left or right, up or down, to pan through the image)

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Concept and design developed in the framework of a research in collaboration with the Government of South Australia Department of State Development aimed to develop Urban Design proposals for the environmental and economic regeneration of two areas in the Northern Adelaide region.

Project director:
Dr Elisa Palazzo

Master student:
Paul Bartsch