Architects: Billard Leece Partnership
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Client: Barwon Health Service
Area: 5,400 sqm
Construction Value: $22 million
Photographs: Courtesy of Billard Leece Partnership
This project challenges the view that clinical interiors need to be limited in colour or texture.
Using a limited achromatic palette of external materials, the perception of a vibrant visceral-like interior is heightened in this integrated clinical teaching, training and research centre in Geelong, Australia.
The project is part of the redevelopment of the Geelong Hospital site, providing facilities for Deakin University Medical School, and Barwon Health Services’ teaching, training and medical research facility.
Rising three levels above a carpark, the building rests on a brick plinth, masking the carpark behind, and recalls the bris-soleil of the modern to give life to its street elevation.