3rd Year Architecture
IUIH Dakabin Health and Wellbeing Hub
Located in Dakabin, students were invited to design a suburban health campus as the main clinical building for the Institute of Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH). In partnership with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Organisations, IUIH deliver a comprehensive range of health services to Indigenous people in South East Queensland. The brief for this project was developed with staff from IUIH and included guided visits of their Caboolture Clinic. IUIH is developing a novel patient-centred approach to primary healthcare and the Dakabin project was an opportunity to explore the architectural implications of this model of care. The studio also drew on the School’s recent multidisciplinary research on Indigenous people’s experience of healthcare architecture as well as the broader literature on Evidence-based design in healthcare.
Outlook Place, UQ, St. Lucia
Focusing on a moderately complex building on UQ’s St Lucia Campus, student’s proposed design contributes to the urbanity of the campus. The studio pondered on scripting space by investigating how to enrich buildings beyond the program to connect with a broader context, blurring the boundaries of enclosure and openness. Decorum, opportunism, modesty, emphatic display and other enthusiasms guided individual approaches. Balancing ideas of social responsibility with those that engage with delight, uniqueness and the memorable were parts of the multifaceted agenda. Issues of openness, natural ventilation, wayfinding were paramount, with flexibility becoming a major hallmark of resilience.