The Rundle Mall Lantern at Christmas time.
The Rundle Lantern at night
The Rundle Lantern is landmark 25 on the Rundle Mall Discovery Trail.
As Adelaide’s new cultural canvas, The Rundle Lantern is a spectacular and invigorating creation attracting residents and visitors alike.
Attached to the Adelaide City Council’s Rundle Street UPark at the Rundle and Pulteney Street intersection, The Rundle Lantern covers almost 40% of the building. The nine storey Lantern covers an area of 1,066 square metres and is made up of 748 square panels activated by an LED (light emitting diode) system.
The Lantern operates every night from dusk till midnight, and later for special events.
The Lantern is driven by computer software at night, showcasing colourful and dynamic imagery. During the day it is a unique and contemporary architectural structure.
The Rundle Lantern is 100% green powered and the light show is carbon neutral. The Lantern’s LEDs use 90% less energy and the lifespan is 100 times that of a conventional bulb. The angled paneling provides ventilation throughout the floors of the UPark building.
South Australian innovators Fusion, BB Architects and Russell Group worked on the estimated $2 million project with the Adelaide City Council.
Discovery Trail Landmarks
- Historic corner - Beehive Corner
- Adelaide Visitor Information Centre
- 'A Day Out' - Rundle Mall's bronze pigs
- 'Progress' by Lyndon Dadswell
- 'Girl on a Slide' by John Dowie
- The Magic Cave
- 'Spheres' by Bert Flugelman - the 'Mall's Balls'
- The Regent Arcade
- Adelaide Arcade and Gays Arcade
- The Rundle Mall Fountain
- Ruthven Mansions
- Scots Church
- Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide
- The Art Gallery of South Australia
- The South Australian Museum
- His Majesty King Edward VII
- South Australian Migraton Museum
- South Australian National War Memorial and South Australian Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen Memorial
- Statue of Venus
- Walk of Fame (SA's Greats)
- South African Soldiers Memorial
- Government House
- Parliament House
- Adelaide Club and Queen Adelaide Club
- The Rundle Lantern