Medical Centre – Rosebud, VIC

This modern medical centre is located in a seaside town on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. The site is located on the corner so careful planning has been considered to ensure that the design addresses the two road frontages with additional design features to emphasise the corner. In fact, the feature roof on the corner is inspired by the nearby Rosebud Sound Shell with its hyperbolic paraboloid-shaped roof built in the 1960s. There are a number of high-quality materials and finishes being used to a present an interesting form and facade while also chosen to match in with the surroundings and complement its seaside setting. This includes Colorbond steel for the flat roof and external cladding walls with timber look horizontal feature battens, timber eaves lining and aluminium powdercoated framed windows. These materials are chosen to provide long-life, low maintenance, low embodied energy, local sourcing and high levels of environmental performance. Also, all rooms will be naturally ventilated where possible, through openable windows. All treatment, procedure and consulting rooms where patients will spend the majority of their visiting times have large windows that not only allow plenty of natural light and ventilation but also provide a connection to the outside which creates a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Currently at pre-DA stage and have been endorsed by Council to proceed.