O-Bahn City Access Project

Adelaide, South Australia

By drawing on a deep understanding of integrating built and natural environments, landscape architects and urban designers can achieve distinctive, innovative and sustainable transport infrastructure solutions which provide greater community benefit. Oxigen took a holistic approach to the O-Bahn City Access Project, prioritising the quality of landscape architecture and urban design, drawing on context and community, and articulating a sense of journey and arrival. Twenty-five specialist consultants collaborated on a clear set of principles derived from stakeholder understanding, acceptance and advocacy. Throughout the design development and approvals process, Oxigen were at the forefront of design thinking and undertook extensive collaboration with government agencies, including Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Office for Design and Architecture SA, Development Assessment Commission, City of Adelaide, Botanic Gardens and City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters. The O-Bahn City Access Project provides Adelaide with an integrated infrastructure project of excellence, mirroring the city and state’s combined efforts towards design and project excellence within the CBD.


Client Department of Transport, Planning and Infrastructrure (DPTI)
Timeframe 2014 — 2017
Oxigen role Lead Consultant 
Key team members Oxigen
Recognition Infrastructure Landscape Architecture Award, 2018 SA AILA Awards