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HEALTH CARE

Medical Centre

730m² Area

Bellfield Medical

Victoria

A challenging site and public opposition overcome to produce design leader for the community!

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IMAGINE: 

  • To create a contemporary new medical facility that will be a design leader for the future.

 

CHALLENGE:

  • Strong council and neighbour pushback due to the contemporary commercial aesthetic and overall two storey size of development.

  • Two services easements running through the site meant certain design considerations.

  • Sites close proximity to river meant a Cultural Heritage Management Plan had to be undertaken to ensure no aboriginal artifacts on site.

 

SOLVE:

  • Through clever choice of materials and setbacks, contemporary design was approved and council commended the effort in achieving the final design result.

  • Due to a client request to have all consulting rooms facing outwards, a central waiting room was required. Natural light was achieved to this crucial space through the introduction of a northern facing highlight window running the length of the space.