This extension to the CQU Rockhampton campus Health Clinic seamlessly integrates with the first stage facility, providing additional medical functionality whilst maintaining the existing clinic’s architectural language and design philosophy. These include a familiar material palette which references the natural landscape and exploiting opportunities for scale differentiation and natural light penetration through restrained use of voids, clerestories and skylights.
The second stage facility expands and maintains design aspirations for a campus wide masterplan and architectural logic that were initiated during design discussions for the first stage. As such, the entry to the second stage subtly differentiates itself from the first stage entry, acting as a container for the rehabilitation courtyard at the end of a long sight line from the adjacent carpark and campus. With future building expansion to the east the cantilevered covered area at this entry will become a portico, signalling a logical path of movement along a natural sight line. The challenge garden is a focal point of the precinct, providing social and functional amenity for staff, students and patients alike. This outdoor space for learning, therapy, rehabilitation and socialisation is entirely new and a climatically appropriate green typology for the university.
Reddog Architects has worked on several stages of work at CQUniversity. Take a look at CQU Small Health Clinic and CQU Allied Health Building 34.
2016 RAIA Central Queensland Regional Architecture Awards – Commendation – Public Architecture
2016 RAIA Central Queensland Regional Architecture Awards – J.W. Wilson Award for Building of the Year
2016 AIA Queensland State Architecture Awards – Commendation – Public Architecture