Regis Chelmer 120 Bed Aged-care Resort

Details

Client:Regis

Location:Chelmer

Disciplines:Architecture

Industries:Aged Care & Retirement Living

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Project Dates:2015

About the Project

With a brief to create a protective community, the new building is designed with considerable consideration to the sites existing heritage building and the existing private residential homes that surround the site. 

To minimise visual impact the perceived bulk from street level has been reduced by pushing the top and bottom levels of the building back into the site, emphasizing a “two-storey” structure at the front.

 

Outcome

Two central courtyards flood the internal building spaces with natural light and provide views to landscaping for residents and providing a “figure 8” internal walking trail.

A lightweight “protective veil” delicately wraps the external façade of the building, allowing natural light and transparency but also “protecting” the building both metaphorically and physically. 

The project will incorporate a Club Services wing, dementia specific wing and offer a cafe, cinema, hairdressing salon, eZone and landscaped gardens for residents to enjoy. The project will open in 2017.

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