Responding to a much-needed increase in floor area for Queensland Health’s adolescent mental health facility, this development provides post-institutionalised treatment for patients and their families. The proposal has been designed to provide a two-storey expansion to the existing facility. The extension allows for additional consulting rooms, interview rooms, offices and amenities which seamlessly integrate with the existing building whilst also providing clear entry gestures for the building, separating adult and adolescent entries.
Importantly for this project, we have drawn natural light deep into the very large 3000 sqm floor plate by including a clerestory window running the entirety of the building's depth. The building adopts subtropical design principles through the use of various building materials, native landscaping and shading devices, presenting a high-quality form that responds to the site characteristics and location.
“The building adopts subtropical design principles through the use of various building materials, native landscaping and shading devices”