Ashley Halliday Architects, Wax Design, the City of Port Adelaide Enfi eld, Kaurna Traditional Owners
and Yitpi Yartapuultiku Custodian Group
Yarta Puulti (‘Sleeping Place’), Estuarine Mangrove River System, Port Adelaide,
South Australia, 34.51S 135.30E
Yitpi Yartapuultiku translates as ‘Soul of Port Adelaide’ in Kaurna and is located on Yarta Puulti (‘Sleeping Place’), Estuarine Mangrove River System, Port Adelaide. Yitpi Yartapuultiku is a place for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to be immersed in and learn from Aboriginal culture. Landscape and architecture are sensitively curated under strong cultural direction to create a unique, cohesive, culturally safe place that respects, nurtures, and celebrates Country. Yitpi Yartapuultiku demonstrates what it means to be ‘On Country’ – a process vital to people’s cultural, spiritual, and physical wellbeing.
Architecture, Landscape, Munaintya (Kaurna Dreaming), and ecology are holistically interwoven, designed to spark curiosity, connect people with Nindi (all senses), to the spirit of the place, with each other, and with Country.
The site plan is a powerful planar representation of the deep listening, learning, and knowledge shared by the traditional owners and custodians and is the direct product of a highly participatory integrated design process. The design is infused with deep symbolic purpose and spiritual meaning.
City of Port Adelaide Enfield
Kaurna Traditional Owners and
Ashley Halliday Architects
CULTURAL DESIGN FACILITATOR
Brave & Curious
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