The Robina Hospital expansion project has transformed a small local hospital into a major regional health facility that forms part of the infrastructure of the Gold Coast Health Services District. The new design focuses on using abundant natural light and saturated colour to give the project a non-institutional feel, whilst the courtyard areas and rooftop gardens offer patients and visitors places to rest and recover outside of the normal clinical realm.
SGI Architectural played a pivotal role in the development of this sustainable and uniquely designed space and too helped create a healthcare environment, which challenged preconceptions of how a hospital should look and feel and how a hospital experience should be. Alpolic/fr Custom Coloured panels were used on the external façade and window system of Robina Hospital revealing a level of texture complexity and colour delight. The calm greens of the southern courtyard, the bright oranges of the education courtyard, and the vibrant yellows, oranges and reds of the linear courtyard, all build upon the design concept of visual surprise and positive distraction.
The Robina Hospital expansion received Building of the Year Award at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2012 Gold Coast Awards.
“ACLAD were able to provide a solution to the problem facing the architects and builders in where the original façade specification was not able to meet the functional requirements of the design life of the building. ACLAD designed a completely new façade to the one originally specified, and created a pressure equalized system ‘ACLAD 4000 Dry Joint System’ that has a design life of 50 years. ACLAD used high quality materials to achieve the 50 year lifespan, Alpolic FR 6mm for the external skin. Fluoro-polymer paint technology comes as standard on Alpolic – there is no other paint technology in the world that comes close to the 50 year life expectancy of this paint. ACLAD sustained a strong working relationship with builder, Baulderstone and Alpolic supplier, SGI – where quality and a long term outcome were at the forefront of their agenda.” – Ross Collis, ACLAD
Project Name – Robina Hospital
Product – Alpolic/fr
Colour – Process Yellow, Black, Ocean Blue, Silver Metallic, Orange, Mist Grey, Mandarin Orange, Verdant, Sky Blue, Signal Red, Pale Green and Budding Green
Architect – BVN Architecture
Builder/Developer – Abi Group
Fabricator – ACLAD
Project Stage – Completion 2014
Location – Brisbane, QLD