Billard Leece Partnership (BLP) & Bates Smart with HKS have wone the International Interior Design award at the 2012 Emirates Glass LEAF Awards for their work on the Royal Children’s Hospital , Melbourne.
The project is based on a number of guidelines: an intuitive environment for children and the families, an environmentally sustainable design, the introduction of artistic creations and nature.
The building has a six-storey internal atrium, a naturally lit public thoroughfare that gives the hospital is visual and spatial link. Patient bedroom designs include three zones (clinical, patient and family) with colours and furnishings that respond to the emotional needs of children; more than 85% of the rooms are designed for single occupancy so children can personalise their space to help them regain their physical and psychological health.
The hospital has been built in parkland, lthe building is surrounded by nature and this is also present in the two-story coral reef aquarium and the meerkat enclosure that make the hospital a playful, attractive environment ? a delight for adults and young patients alike.
Project: Billard Leece Partnership (BLP) & Bates Smart + HKS
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Gallery: courtesy of Emirates Glass LEAF Awards - Arena International