Health precincts are about embracing diversity and a holistic approach
Health precincts are complicated, multi-dimensional places to develop, design, deliver and operate, writes Hassell’s Ben Rees. So, “how do we balance commercial imperatives with the need to foster connection, community and wellbeing?”
Older and wiser: designing the future of residential aged care
A Royal Commission into aged care in Australia found traditional models of residential aged care are failing. But there is opportunity ahead as we imagine new ways to create places where both the physical and mental wellbeing of residents is paramount.
Crafting a regenerative tomorrow: responsible materials in construction
Prioritising positive-impact materials is now imperative in the construction sector to reduce the industry’s effect on the environment. Associate Adam Paikos-Coe shares vital steps toward a more regenerative future through conscientious material choices.
Hassell designs the perfect gift for Perth Zoo’s 125th Birthday
Just unveiled, the new Perth Zoo Nature Playground offers an immersive and educational experience for all. More than just a fun playtime for families, the playground is designed to raise awareness among users about Perth Zoo’s work in conservation and breeding. “For 125 years, Perth Zoo has held a special place in the hearts and minds of Western Australian community members. It’s wonderful to see how families and visitors have eagerly embraced this early phase of its upcoming transformation by experiencing all that the Playground has to offer,” says Hassell Principal Anthony Brookfield. Read the article in Architecture & Design. Image: Robert Frith.
Perth office block to become vertical school
ArchitectureAU reports on our design for St George’s Anglican Grammar that will upcycle a 1980s office building in Perth’s CBD into a vibrant education campus. In approving the scheme, the City of Perth Design Review Panel found the proposal to be “a valuable benchmark example for the adaptive reuse of an aging and vacant low-grade commercial office building.”
Launching a new era for the Western Australian screen industry with Home Fire
A significant catalyst for the growth of the local creative industry in Western Australia, the world-class Home Fire film studio will shine an international light on outstanding local talent, bring artists home, and draw global talent to the state.
Hesperia submits $68m hospital plan
The proposed $68.7 million Orthonova Orthopaedic Hospital, will offer orthopaedic surgery services and be equipped with technology for joint replacement surgery. Designed by Hassell, it features include day surgery suites, operating theatres, 40-bed inpatient wards, 20 day beds and eight recovery beds.
WA’s first children’s hospice approved
The Western Australian Planning Commission has approved the state’s first and only purpose-built children’s hospice facility, designed by Hassell. The facility will provide round-the-clock care for children with life-limiting conditions. “This beautifully designed and situated hospice will make a tremendous difference to the West Australian families going through what is the most challenging of journeys,” said WA premier Roger Cook. “I am looking forward to seeing this important facility complete and supporting children, their parents, siblings and other loved ones and providing them comfort.” Read the full article in ArchitectureAU.
A&D: 3 trends set to drive aged care design in 2023
Hassell’s Karingal Green in Perth, Australia (pictured), features in Architecture & Design’s report on the latest directions in aged care. “A significant number of aged care providers and architects have already taken the next step to designing for the next generation of older people, with the design thinking underpinned by the need to place residents at the centre of design strategies…”
How one40william shaped Perth’s skyline and the future of our sustainable urban developments
Thirteen years ago, the skyline of Perth, Western Australia morphed with the emergence of one40william — a landmark CBD development by Cbus Property. Our design delivers a generous urban nexus to the city and its people. Take a look at three design directions that define the success of this project and point to the future of sustainable city-shaping developments.
Perth aged care program unites small children with honorary grandparents
An intergenerational program between aged care residents and children from the neighbouring childcare runs once a week, and results are heart-warming. With a design combining residential aged care and childcare in one location, Queenslea acknowledges the importance of intergenerational connections and their positive impact on individuals and communities. Read the article in ABC Perth. Image: Molly Schmidt.
Lessons from Country with our First Nations partners
Early engagement, investment, integration and planning are crucial elements in maintaining positive collaboration throughout a project’s journey, so too are the employment opportunities that projects provide for First Nations people.
New Greenspace inspired by the healing energy of Country
Our design for the multi-million dollar Greenspace project in Perth, Australia, officially announced today by the Western Australian Health Minister, the Hon. Amber-Jade Sanderson MLA is created to cultivate well-being within the largest medical precinct in the southern hemisphere.