Seamless salutogenic principles
Our design prioritises wellness by implementing evidence-based salutogenic principles. We design to simplify wayfinding, create comfortable and welcoming public waiting spaces and afford natural light and views for patients, staff and visitors. A dedicated ICU Garden is integrated into the external built form, offering privacy from other public spaces. It includes spaces for patients to be taken outside for respite, with access to medical services. Another part of the ICU Garden is accessible only by families using the dedicated Family Waiting Space.
Informal break out spaces can be found throughout the project to provide welcoming, comfortable spaces for visitors and families. Tall windows are located at the ends of corridors to increase natural light and views, in turn enhancing staff, patient and visitor experience. Colours are used throughout to support wayfinding, provide visual stimulation, and distinguish staff, patient and visitor areas. Patient bedrooms provide panoramic windows, capturing views of the Yarra Ranges and the city.