Given the Adelaide Oval has enjoyed a proud history as one of Australia’s premier sporting and entertainment venues for more than 140 years, the team managing its $535 million redevelopment was aware that it needed to create a venue for the future.

Derek Broome, an Associate in Aurecon’s Adelaide office – the firm responsible for the lighting and electrical engineering services – described Adelaide Oval as “one of the most important buildings and pieces of social infrastructure in South Australia”.

Major construction works commenced in the first quarter of 2012 and finished in 2014. The project transformed the previous ageing venue into a state-of-the-art 53,500-seat stadium, with the effect of uniting the people of South Australia and creating vibrancy in the city of Adelaide.

The scope of this project means numerous WE-EF products were installed throughout the site to perform different functions. However, there are four that stand out relative to functionality and design: the DAC240 surface mounted exterior downlight; the VFL540 LED street and area lighting luminaire; the STO259 steplight; and the colour-changing FLC100 series LED/RGB luminaire.