The community health centre is located in a wetlands area which is the natural habitat of the wallum froglet, therefore environmental considerations were central. Designed to minimise the impact on its environment both physically and visually, the building is suspended above the ground and clad with metal colorbond cladding. Functional areas open off either side of a foyer space which captures views to the wetlands beyond. The wetland theme is incorporated in the floor pattern of the foyer. Natural light is maximised using clear storey glazing, and air conditioning (a requirement of the client brief ) is zoned to ensure maximum efficiency.
ThomsonAdsett received a Regional Commendation from the Royal Australian Institute of Architects for this project.