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Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre, Caulfield, VIC

In 2011, STH completed a strategic Master Plan Review & Feasibility Study to deliver the redevelopment of the Caulfield campus. This redevelopment consists of an Acquired Brain Injury Centre (ABIC) which provides 42 beds for patients recovering from Brain Trauma and those with motor-neuron diseases such as Parkinson’s, along with Community outpatient rehabilitation services.

The building is centred on 4 courtyards, each with varying rehabilitation functions which provide patients with secure access to external space. A key architectural feature of the design is square bay windows to patient bedrooms, providing views, plentiful daylight and an additional place for both patients and visitors to relax and retreat. Their coloured reveals provide the facade with a rhythm of light and shade, thereby placing architectural importance on the quality of accommodation of the patient rooms.

The development also provides a Transitional Living Service Unit on an adjacent site, which serves to continue the patient’s rehabilitation whilst readying them for the return to their domestic lives. In addition the ABIC building makes provision for future proofing, allowing for significant expansion at a later date.

4,650 m2

Completed 2014

Alfred Health
Victorian Department of Health