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 the South Australian Government and Defence Housing Australia (DHA) as the Lead Developers, have developed The Prince’s Adelaide Terrace – 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 8 house Terrace and 4 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, as well as:
These features are expected to cut energy and potable water use by more than 50 per cent, and carbon emissions by more than 40 per cent, compared with a typical house. During the 2015 Royal Tour, The Prince of Wales visited the development site in Bowden, turning the first sod of the
The Adelaide demonstration build will be supported with a knowledge transfer program providing: