Ballarat Primary Care, Ballarat Community Health

The whole-of-life design concept behind this allied health clinic is based on the benefits of interaction with nature and community.

In addition to a full suite of on-site medical services and office facilities for over 100 staff, the Centre includes a gymnasium, café, conference facilities, meeting and event spaces for community use, all designed around a central indoor garden atrium.

This main circulation spine is a light-bathed pathway through the Centre, two-storeys high. Its landscaping defines multi-purpose spaces that expand or shrink for different activities, and its dramatic ‘performance stair’ doubles as seating for community events and gatherings.

We think of healthcare projects holistically as healing environments, so it’s vital they include other activities that humanise the space, and connect people to community and nature.

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Architecturally, the compact building utilises natural ventilation and overhead translucent roofing for daylighting, and its saw-tooth roof relates to regional forms.

Local materials include recycled timber and brick, metal cladding and polycarbonate, used in a contemporary way to give the Centre texture and warmth, and a unique local identity.

An indoor streetscape designed as a landscaped corridor includes interactive displays and visual access into clinical areas to move away from the closed-door approach, reinforcing messages of health and nature.

Sustainable initiatives include indoor gardens, operable windows, rainwater harvesting, solar hot water, rooftop photovoltaics and material selection that minimises off-gassing and maximises IEQ quality.

The clinic was funded jointly by the Commonwealth Government of Australia and Ballarat Community Health to increase access to quality, affordable healthcare to Ballarat and its broader district.

Anthony Quan

DirectorSydney

Anthony Quan

DirectorSydney
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Christon Batey-Smith

DirectorMelbourne

Christon Batey-Smith

DirectorMelbourne
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Richard Stafford

Managing DirectorAdelaide

Richard Stafford

Managing DirectorAdelaide
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Ian Armstrong

DirectorSydney

Ian Armstrong

DirectorSydney
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Rohan Wilson

DirectorMelbourne

Rohan Wilson

DirectorMelbourne
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Richard Does

DirectorSydney

Richard Does

DirectorSydney
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Stephen Webb

Design DirectorMelbourne

Stephen Webb

Design DirectorMelbourne
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Sandeep Amin

Managing DirectorSydney

Sandeep Amin

Managing DirectorSydney
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Ben Zoontjens

Associate DirectorAdelaide

Ben Zoontjens

Associate DirectorAdelaide
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Daniel Walton

PrincipalPerth

Daniel Walton

PrincipalPerth
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Adrian Doohan

Senior AssociateMelbourne

Adrian Doohan

Senior AssociateMelbourne
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George Wong

PrincipalSydney

George Wong

PrincipalSydney
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Sally Brincat

Senior AssociateMelbourne

Sally Brincat

Senior AssociateMelbourne
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Cathryn Drew-Bredin

PrincipalSydney

Cathryn Drew-Bredin

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Garth Davies

PrincipalSydney

Garth Davies

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Darryl Suttie

Senior AssociateMelbourne

Darryl Suttie

Senior AssociateMelbourne
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Mary Anne McGirr

PrincipalSydney

Mary Anne McGirr

PrincipalSydney
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Heidi Lee

Associate Strategic ProjectsMelbourne

Heidi Lee

Associate Strategic ProjectsMelbourne
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Jane Sayers

Associate, DesignMelbourne

Jane Sayers

Associate, DesignMelbourne
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Ben Luppino

AssociateAdelaide

Ben Luppino

AssociateAdelaide
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Cameron Smith

AssociateMelbourne

Cameron Smith

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Cheryl Vandenberg

AssociateAdelaide

Cheryl Vandenberg

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Craig Tonkin

AssociateAdelaide

Craig Tonkin

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Jacqueline Urford

AssociateSydney

Jacqueline Urford

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Kieran Leong

AssociateMelbourne

Kieran Leong

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Maria Rigoli

AssociateSydney

Maria Rigoli

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Megan Walker

AssociateSydney

Megan Walker

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Michelle Harris

AssociateMelbourne

Michelle Harris

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Peter Cove

AssociateAdelaide

Peter Cove

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Peter Hardy

AssociateAdelaide

Peter Hardy

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Sandor Duzs

AssociateSydney

Sandor Duzs

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Sonya Montgomerie

AssociateMelbourne

Sonya Montgomerie

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Stewart Bradley

AssociateSydney

Stewart Bradley

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