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

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Seating Space ©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.

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Corridor ©Daniel Trimboli

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.

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Way to Canteen ©Daniel Trimboli

An expansive walnut bar with stone inlays and brass taps overlooks the field, complimenting the heritage blue walls and memorabilia cabinetry.


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