Olivia Newton John Cancer and Wellness Centre, Heidelberg, VIC
In association with McConnel Smith & Johnson Architects.
The Olivia Newton John Cancer and Wellness Center is a holistically responsive design-solution to the varied and intricate facets of cancer care. It supports the role of family and friends; and significantly emphasises patient experience and well-being.
Pivotal to its design, the facility offers patients and staff continual access and visual connection to the central courtyard which is gently wrapped and nurtured by the building facade. The design of the courtyard promotes wellness through restorative offerings of light, air, distraction and sustainability to both staff and patients of the facility.
Additionally, the courtyard acts as a strong way-finding tool and reference point as it stands central to the new facility and the existing surrounds. It is used by clinical staff for group physiotherapy sessions and by dietitians who use specifically grown the herbs and flowers to educate patients and carers.
The building is supported with intuitive way-finding, organised around two strong circulation axis. The intersection of these axis organically culminates in the main entry space.
Services provided include:
Winner: Excellence in Construction of Commercial Building over $80M at the Master Builders Association of Victoria Awards 2014
BPN Sustainability Awards Public building and Urban Design Finalist 2014
American Healthcare Environment Award, Center for Health Design; & AIRAH Awards Finalist in Excellence in Sustainability 2014