[VIDEO + FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] HASSELL has completed this 140,000m² hospital in Perth, Australia
The £1.1 billion hospital completed by the Fiona Stanley Hospital Design Collaboration – a joint venture between HASSELL, Silver Thomas Hanley, and Hames Sharley - is the largest single infrastructure project ever undertaken by the Western Australian State Government.
The hospital was designed to ‘create a naturally healing environment’ and incorporates green vistas, sunlight and access to the outside.
The 140,000m² scheme features a triangulated façade with shaded hoods which optimise the external views and maximise the light into the building.
Sitting within a linear park, the project also includes a series of interior courtyards. These courtyards allow patients to easily access fresh air and green space.
The architect’s view
The Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth, Australia, is a medical complex in which design and landscape play a key role in supporting patient recovery. It is a successful demonstration of the benefits of a holistically designed environment for patients, staff and guests.
This design leads the way in the integration of therapy tools, from the outdoor clinical rehabilitation areas, to courtyards that can accommodate the beds of intensive care patients, and calming gardens that can be viewed by those inside the hospital.
The landscape incorporates extensive replanting and the reuse of salvaged materials. For example, wood from the native banksia shrub was salvaged and reused on internal furniture, and the site’s original grass trees, zamia palms and orchids were recovered and replanted throughout the extensive gardens.
Fiona Stanley Hospital also includes a roofscape that provides a habitat for the locally endangered and federally protected Carnaby Black Cockatoo, while offering a restorative outlook onto outdoor green spaces from a number of inpatient wards and treatment areas.
Location Murdoch, Perth, Western Australia
Type of project Tertiary Hospital
Client Brookfield Multiplex
Architect The Fiona Stanley Hospital Design Collaboration – a joint venture between HASSELL, Silver Thomas Hanley, and Hames Sharley
Structural engineer BG&E
Mechanical engineer AECOM
Electrical engineer Wood & Grieve
Quantity surveyor RBB
Main contractor Brookfield Multiplex
Tender date 2007
Start on site date 2009
Completion date December 2013
Contract duration 7 years
Gross internal floor area 140,000m2
Form of contract and/or procurement 2 stage managing contractor
Total cost £1.1 billion (A$2 billion)
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