The Hans Heysen Foundation wishes to invite South Australian Architects to provide submissions for Design, Documentation and Contract Administration services to deliver a new Art Gallery, Gift Shop, Restaurant and Visitor Centre at ‘The Cedars’ near Hahndorf.

A building of significant architectural merit is envisaged and a submission that focuses on creativity and design is requested. This Request for Submission focuses on Architectural Services only, with specialist consultants to follow.

Working with and managing a project budget of $9Million the successful Architectural Design Team will be engaged to develop a detailed brief, propose a conceptual framework, engage, lead and coordinate a specialist consultant team, and prepare a Conceptual Design of the highest possible caliber and contextual relevance.

Hans Heysen was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1877 and went on to become one of Australia’s most successful and popular artists. In Hahndorf he created his studio and family home, The Cedars, one of the nation’s most historic and artistic treasures.

Key submission milestones are included in the RFS and are as follows: Submissions Open on Thursday 21st November 2019. Submission Briefing on Thursday 28th November 2019. Submissions Close on Thursday 12th December 2019, 3.00pm.

Interested Architects & Design Teams should email Craig Buckberry at for a copy of the ‘Request for Submissions’.

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