The award-winning Bendigo Hospital is the largest regional hospital development in Victoria, Australia. The $AUD 630 million project delivers state-of-the-art facilities and provides world-class healthcare in a welcoming, holistic and positive environment. Architects Silver Thomas Hanley and Bates Smart have won multiple awards for the project.
Besides 372 inpatient beds and operating theatres, the hospital has an integrated cancer centre, a psychiatric services precinct, retail and café outlets for staff, patients and visitors, a childcare centre, an hotel and a short-stay accommodation hub and a conference centre.
The hospital also has 48 courtyards and terraces integrated into its design, including a rooftop garden, drawing the landscape into the building.
The façade is distinguished by a pattern of glass panels with increased reflectivity to mirror the surrounding natural landscape.
Inhabit provided full façade consultancy services including schematic design, design development, tender documentation, performance specification, shop drawing review and construction supervision. Inhabit also provided final engineering certification for a number of the successful façade subcontractors on the project.
As well, Inhabit provided specialist reflectivity studies for the link bridge connecting the new hospital building with the also newly constructed multilevel car parking facility.
. 2019 Good Design Award, Urban Design
. 2019 Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards
. 2018 Australian Institute of Architects (National) Architecture Award
. 2018 The Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture
. 2018 Property Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence Award – Victorian Development of the Year and Best Public Building Victoria
. 2018 Infrastructure Partnerships Australia Awards – Contractor Excellence
. 2017 International Interior Design Association awards – Best healthcare facility (Asia Pacific)
. 2017 Premier’s Sustainability Award – Premier’s Regional Recognition Award and Best Large Business
ClientEXEMPLAR HEALTH CONSORTIUM
DeveloperVICTORIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
ArchitectsSILVER THOMAS HANLEY | BATES SMART