The new building houses two high care units, as well as community facilities to the ground floor and several commercial consulting spaces including a café and a Village Club. The specialised spatial relationships required in aged care design have been modelled across the development, as seen in the upper floors where the design meets the needs of high care residents, with one floor specifically dedicated to residents suffering from dementia.
This additional complexity in creating environments that provide support, build confidence and independence while ageing in place set various limitations that CK Architecture turned into opportunities. Working with the physical and psychological challenges faced by residents informed the design from room layouts, finishes, joinery, furniture, down to the wayfinding and artwork.
Warm timber details lead you into the community spaces with American oak flooring underfoot that fold up to create seating and tactile screening details. Fresh teal hues are sprinkled in seating and softly curved booths to enrich spontaneous meetings with family and friends.
Fresh native florals sit proudly to welcome guests while being mirrored in the artwork selections. A stone-clad fireplace is the winter hero surrounded by comfortable seating and books aplenty.