Sunshine Coast University Hospital wins AIA Queensland State Awards

30 June 2017

Architectus is excited to announce our team, together with HDR Rice Daubney has received two awards at the Australian Institute of Architects Queensland Architecture Awards 2017 for the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

The Award Jury’s citations as follows

F.D.G Stanley Award for Public Architecture

“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. Consequentially achieving one of Australia’s largest constructions in a green-field site crafted into the surrounding coastal landscape genuinely belonging to its place and community.”

Karl Langer Award for Urban Design

“Sited on a prominent green-field site and being one of Australia’s largest construction projects, this complex teaching hospital delivers a highly considered design of exceptional clarity. An urban scaled Outdoor room offers a generous and dignified threshold to the orthogonal hospital planning, whilst reflecting the core cardinal geometry of the coastal region as primary circulation route. A series of refined meaningful outdoor courtyards and rooms, ranging from community scaled to intimate, offer near and distant views reinforcing its place within the coastal littoral between mountains and sea. This much loved community facility makes an enduring contribution to the emerging hospital precinct within the surrounding Sunshine Coast.”

Read more about the awards here