SAN Hospital stage1
The existing campus of the Sydney Adventist Hospital is a patchwork of different materials and eras and forms a huge colourful challenge for any new build.
MBMO’s Stage 1 Redevelopment encompassing the new Entry Building, Multideck Carpark and Clinical Services Building has used refined palette and limited range of materials. This has enabled the creation of a streamline, sophisticated design which sets a new benchmark for future developments within the campus.
The palette either addresses the surrounding bushland or creates a neutral connector towards the existing buildings. These connection pieces all use a two tone selection of Alpolic/fr.
The ice white Alpolic/fr is used as the main divider or connector to the vast palette used on the pre-existing buildings. The Monotone Slate Alpolic is used when the material is to step into the background for example the expressed Theatre level uses a white Alpolic ribbon to create a separator between the brick base and the curtain wall. The monotone slate is used to pare back the link bridge structural elements. In all instances the Alpolic is used due to its low maintenances and as a low visual impact material.
Overall Alpolic/fr played a pivotal role in the development of this uniquely designed space and too helped create a relaxed and warming environment, which challenged preconceived notions of how a hospital should look and feel and how a hospital experience should be. The Alpolic/fr colour range enabled MBMO to achieve their desired biophilic design concept and more so provided the perfect connecting element to the project’s natural surroundings.
Project Name – Sydney Adventist Hospital, Stage 1
Product – Alpolic/fr
Colour – Milk White, Monotone Slate, Charcoal and Orange
Architect – Morris Bray Martin Ollman Architects
Builder/Developer – Buildcorp
Fabricator – Kingston
Project Stage – Completion 2014
Location – Wahro0nga, NSW