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iona Stanley Hospital sets a new
benchmark for health in Western
Australia, delivering the highest
standards of medical care within
a world-class design context.
The delivery of the $2 billion project was made
possible by a collaboration of the state’s most
talented architects and landscape architects – the
Fiona Stanley Hospital Design Collaboration.
“The hospital has been designed as a naturally
healing environment, responsive to complex
functional needs but with a focus on the
human considerations of scale, natural light,
texture and environment,” says HASSELL
principal Jeff Menkens.
Brenden Kelly, also a principal at
HASSELL, says that the hospital achieves
a new standard in ‘green’ health-care design
for the state.
“The client and design team took a holistic
approach to sustainability for this project, and
the scale and number of initiatives we have
adopted are unprecedented for a public precinct in
(Western Australia),” says Brenden Kelly.
He went on to note that the focus on the
hospital being a place aimed at patient recovery
and on supporting the staff is what makes the
design so successful.
The value of evidence-based design in a holistic
sense was an integral aspect of the HASSELL
approach, with the architecture and landscape
architecture designed with the idea of making
patients feel more at ease and reduce recovery
time, and provide social and economic benefits.
The facades are inspired by the strong geometric
forms, textures and colours of banksia cones found
in the surrounding woodlands, while natural light
has been integrated strategically within zones of the
building to create a naturally healing aesthetic.
FIONA STANLEY HOSPITAL
A quality collaboration among the various disciplines of urban design, architecture, landscape
architecture and interior design resulted in Fiona Stanley Hospital receiving the highest honour at
the AIA Awards – the George Temple Poole Award.
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