ORYGEN + ORYGEN YOUTH HEALTH
Completed in 2018, the Orygen National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and Orygen Youth Health, is located in Parkville, Melbourne. The AU$81 million facility, which will provide mental health services to up to 5,000 young people each year, with state-of-the-art clinical, research, education and training facilities.
This project has been jointly funded by the Victorian (state) and Federal Governments, the University of Melbourne and two philanthropic foundations and is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to a 10-year mental health plan to give all people the opportunity to thrive and enjoy good mental health and wellbeing throughout their lifetime.
Led by architects Billard Leece Partnership, the design of the interlinked buildings focuses on connection with nature, this is achieved through the large, glass façades with organic curves both in plan and elevation, along with the tree branch-like glulam timber façade framing members. Also featured are convex and concave curved double glazed units.
The Wurundjeri people people of the Kulin Nation are the Traditional Custodians of the Country where this project stands.
. 2019 European Healthcare Design Award for Mental Health Design
ScopeFAÇADE CONSULTING + SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
ClientBILLARD LEECE PARTNERSHIP
ArchitectBILLARD LEECE PARTNERSHIP