PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Healthcare / Wellness
Firm LocationCairns, Australia
Project locationYarrabah, Queensland, Australia
CompanyPOD (People Oriented Design)
Lead ArchitectShaneen Fantin and Belinda Allwood
Design TeamWSP - Program Manager, Coburn Architecture – Collaborating architects, Rodgers Consulting Engineers – Structural & Civil, Gilboy Hydraulic Solutions – Hydraulic Design Services, STP Consulting Engineers – Electrical & Mechanical, All Construction Approvals – Building Certifier, RLB – Cost Consultant, Yarrabah Arts Centre - Philomena Yeatman & Wayne Connolly
ClientGurriny Yealamucka Health Service Aboriginal Corporation
Gurriny Yealamucka Health and Wellbeing Centre is a new facility for primary health and community outreach services on Gunggandji Country in the First Nations community of Yarrabah, Australia. The project demonstrates innovation in social sustainability and intercultural design practice. It has been co-designed with community and client to respect Country and culture, is excellently designed for the climate, use and location, and is a non-institutional place that enables Indigenous models of health care.