Clinical Services Building, Deakin
AMC and Nikias Diamond Property Developments were successful in their bid for a new Clinical Services Building at the main entrance to John James Memorial Hospital. The design solution capitalised on the intrinsic potential of the site including the existing significant trees which were ultimately retained, the slope across the site and the excellent northern solar aspect and views. The building acts as a new gateway to John James Hospital off Strickland Crescent. The building footprint follows the shape of the available site ensuring the preservation of three very attractive deciduous trees while creating a very interesting curve-linear building form. The three storey building has a substantial building bulk with a NLA of 3,750m² which has been played down through the careful use of articulation elements. These include a combination of light weight metal panel and masonry façades and the setting-in of the upper floor from the lower floors with an expressed pergola element softening the parapet line. The building has an efficient core arrangement which allows for multiple tenancy arrangements.