Bowden station was designed to provide improved connectivity with Bowden, the Entertainment Centre, Adelaide Park Lands, local businesses and sporting clubs. This includes the integration of a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists that link Bowden Station, Bowden the suburb and Adelaide Park Lands.
Project Name: Torrens Junction Rail Separation Project Bowden Station
Studio Name: Cox Architecture
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Photography: Iain Bond
Completion date: 2018
Crossings were increased from three to five, ensuring the rail line didn’t become a dividing force through the neighbourhood.
Materials used are robust, vandal proof and have a long-life span. Pre-cast concrete panels are both durable and aesthetically pleasing due to their oxide colouring and graffiti-proof texture.
The green wall of the station creates sightlines, but also takes a wall that traditionally would have been concrete and replaces it with plantings that aid the station in being cooler and calmer.