Interior Design

Renal Self Care Unit


Toowoomba, Australia

Client: Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service

Completed 2019


Project Description:

This new building on the Toowoomba Hospital campus, serves as a training and self-care facility for renal patients, and is located on the periphery of the site, between residential properties.

As the programme was ambitious for the triangular site, and staff access through the site was to be retained, the building was enclosed between fire walls, reducing the number of external windows.  As patients could be confined to the treatment chairs for many hours at a time, contact with nature and the outside was obtained by the creation of two small internal courtyards, visible from throughout the building.  Colours were carefully selected to create a relaxed atmosphere, more reminiscent of a private clinic than a public hospital facility.

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