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  7. Nepean Mental Health Centre / Woods Bagot

Nepean Mental Health Centre / Woods Bagot

  • 01:00 - 29 September, 2014
Nepean Mental Health Centre / Woods Bagot
Nepean Mental Health Centre / Woods Bagot, © Trevor Mein
© Trevor Mein

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    Domenic Alvaro, Henry Ahn, Greg Harper, Stephen Taskin, Tershia Habbits, Margaret Hardy
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Text description provided by the architects. The Woods Bagot-designed Nepean Mental Health Centre (NMHC) is a new insertion into the existing hospital campus and is designed to respond to the increase in demand for mental health services as a result of the growing and ageing population.

© Trevor Mein
© Trevor Mein

The NMHC includes 64-mental health beds servicing high dependency, acute and Specialist Mental Health Services for Older Persons. The unit will include a dedicated inpatient ward and new facilities for the outpatient day program.

© Trevor Mein
© Trevor Mein

The Nepean Mental Health Centre is an example of how mental health care is shifting towards creating regenerative, healing environments for recovery. The design of the unit provides a restorative health care unit, integrated into the local community and linked to the adjoining health precinct.

© Trevor Mein
© Trevor Mein

The hard steel and glazed exterior relates to the adjacent hospital buildings, and is contrasted with the non-institutional feel of the internal spaces and internal courtyard, where the focus is on healing by design and creating a sense of humanity and ownership.

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Floor Plan

With generous solar access, these therapeutic internal courtyards create visual connectivity and engage users with a tapestry of landscaping that changes with the passage of time, allowing regeneration to become visibly tangible.

© Trevor Mein
© Trevor Mein

Sensitive to the needs of patients and staff, Woods Bagot has created an environment that acts as a catalyst for the healing process.

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Cite: "Nepean Mental Health Centre / Woods Bagot" 29 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/550968/nepean-mental-health-centre-woods-bagot/> ISSN 0719-8884
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