Adelaide Oval’s Bodyline Bar has immortalised one of Cricket’s most infamous Test series while capturing the mood of the oval’s history.
Project Name: Bodyline Bar
Studio Name: Cox Architecture
Project size: 460 m2
Completion date: 2017
Building levels: 1
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Photography: Daniel Trimboli
COX used materials salvaged from the original 1880s Bradman Stand within the fit-out to pay homage to the Bodyline Series, with integrated memorabilia tying into the 1930’s aesthetic.
Original Norton turnstiles were restored and repurposed as bar leaners, while the same 200-year-old recycled timber was used throughout the space to create a seamless connection to other rooms within the Western Stands.
An expansive walnut bar with stone inlays and brass taps overlooks the field, complimenting the heritage blue walls and memorabilia cabinetry.