Queenborough Rise Aged Care Facility.
The shape and layout of the nursing home facility was driven by the clients operational brief. The central hub of the building houses all staff and communal resident facilities. These facilities are linked by the arc of a central corridor from which the bedroom wings radiate. Our client came to us with the brief to create an environment that changes the perception of the Nursing Home institution, a commercial facility that offers domestic qualities.
The angled bays of the Bedroom Wings provide each resident with sunlight, external views, privacy and internally create the illusion of a larger space. Tapered courtyard spaces are conveniently formed between opposing bedroom wings, creating sheltered, sunny and secure areas for the residents.
This unique planning configuration allows an effective use of staff supervision, simplified access to utilities for example laundry collection, reduced walking distances for both staff and residents, and most importantly in aged care a strong sense of orientation within the building.