Byron Central Hospital is designed to foster the healing process through a landscape and community focused design. The building’s origami-like roof form makes a welcoming gesture that echoes the sentiments of quality and care. The use of natural timbers imbue the building in its surrounds and highlight the importance of its setting.
Following the development application prepared by Woods Bagot, nettletontribe was engaged by Health Infrastructure NSW to design develop and document the project.
Built form is mostly contained to a single storey with three separate buildings linked together by a connecting corridor. Main circulation areas view to landscape so that the presence of nature is part of the patient healing pathway. The interior design draws inspiration from the natural and cultural nuances of Byron Bay and Mullumbimby.
Byron Central Hospital houses emergency, inpatient accommodation, birthing suites, medical imaging, ambulatory care, oral heath, chemotherapy, pharmacy and mental health, as well as a range of support services. The facility combines and replaces the services of existing hospitals at Byron Bay and Mullumbimby.
- Health Infrastructure NSW
- May 2016