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The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide


The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community (PFBC) promotes the creation of a harmonious, sustainable and timeless architectural legacy to protect and sustain the natural environment, while improving the quality of people’s lives.
The Prince’s Foundation, in collaboration with Defence Housing Australia (DHA) as the Lead Developers and SA Renewal, have developed The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide – Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star rating for a residential development.
The joint venture, facilitated by The Prince’s Charities Australia, will help locals live better at a community level and deal with the broader global challenges of urbanisation and climate change, whilst preserving our traditional influence and heritage.
Located in the Bowden urban renewal precinct, the eight-house Terrace and four mews apartments feature an emphasis on local, low-carbon materials, including local concrete made with fly ash, local granite and bricks re-used from old Bowden industrial buildings. Local Adelaide builder Palumbo Pty Ltd will be constructing the development.

The Terrace also features:

  • precision structural orientation to minimise summer solar gain and maximise natural cross ventilation
  • a facade designed to maximise daylight access and views while managing glare
  • small and high efficiency air conditioning systems coupled with ceiling fans to equip residents well for peak summer temperatures
  • LED lighting and photovoltaic solar panels generating renewable energy to reduce the building’s peak power demand
  • High efficiency water fittings, with toilets and laundry fittings supplied with 100 per cent recycled water.


These features are expected to see residents using 50 percent less energy and potable water when compared to a typical house. Carbon emissions are also expected to be 40 per cent less.


Construction is now underway with the build expected to be completed by October 2017. You can stay up to date with images from the build by visiting our Facebook page.


During the 2015 Royal Tour, The Prince of Wales visited the development site in Bowden, turning the first sod.
The Adelaide demonstration build has been supported with a knowledge transfer program providing:

  • Training and education on sustainable building practices
  • Materials and workshops to equip professionals, graduates, students and others with the skills they need to design, build and preserve sustainable environments
  • Further focus on sustainability, traditional architecture and urbanism, building skills and aesthetics.