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Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Client:
Exemplar Health/Lend Lease

Location:
Kawana, QLD

Status:
Built, 2016

Project value:
$1.8bn

Contact Person:
Dr. Stephen Long

Architectus in association with HDR designed the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital for Queensland Health.

The architectural joint venture, as a member of the Exemplar Health Consortium, partnered with Lend Lease to design and deliver the new $1.8 billion public tertiary teaching hospital using a Public Private Partnership (PPP) delivery model.

The Sunshine Coast University Hospital is part of a 20 hectare integrated health campus on a green-field site at Kawana on the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane.

It is a world-class health care facility attracting the best staff and servicing the region as the hub in an integrated network of accessible healthcare.

Key features of the design include a large integrated central courtyard and the outdoor room designed to take advantage of the local climate, coastal lifestyle, and the healing properties of natural air and light. These major spaces use the natural environment and landscape to create a hospital that blends buildings with landscape, seamlessly linking inside to out.

Designed to create natural, freely accessible social spaces that takes full advantage of the benign seaside climate, SCUH offers high levels of public and natural amenity and, through connection to the local community, enhances the experience of patients and staff and contributes to their wellbeing.

The Sunshine Coast University Hospital has become the largest public healthcare facility in Australia to achieve the building industry’s highest honour with a ‘6 star’ rating under the green star system for its design and operation.

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Sunshine Coast University Hospital

“Embracing its natural surroundings, the Sunshine Coast University Hospital is an exemplary world class health and educational facility that puts patient experience, well-being and biophilia at its forefront. This is an intelligent and elegant public building that strives for local use and social engagement through the clearly defined provision of green corridors, public outdoor spaces and community infrastructure.”

Jury Citation, Australian Institute of Architects (QLD) F.D.G Stanley Award for Public Architecture, 2017

Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Sunshine Coast University Hospital
The Sunshine Coast Health Institute
Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Client:
Exemplar Health/Lend Lease

Location:
Kawana, QLD

Status:
Built, 2016

Project value:
$1.8bn

Contact Person:
Dr. Stephen Long

Awards

Property Council of Australia Innovation & Excellence Awards, Best Public Building, 2019

Australian Institute of Architects, National Award, Public Architecture, 2017

Australian Institute of Architects (QLD), F.D.G. Stanley Award for Public Architecture, 2017

Australian Institute of Architects (QLD), Karl Langer Award for Urban Design, 2017

Australian Institute of Architects, Sunshine Coast Regional Awards, Gabriel Poole Award for Building of the Year, 2017

Australian Institute of Architects, Sunshine Coast Regional Award for People’s Choice Award, 2017

Sustainability Awards, Public Building Award, 2017

CIA, Awards for Excellence in Concrete, Winner, 2017

Queensland Division Excellence Award, Infrastructure Category Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI) South Pacific Excellence Award, 2017

BICSI South Pacific Professional ICT Design Award Consult Australia Awards for Excellence, 2017