ThomsonAdsett has designed the new Japara Corymbia – Japara Healthcare’s new flagship 104-bed aged care facility located 17 kilometres from the city in Belrose on the northern beaches of Sydney.
Japara Corymbia is already home to 56 residents since opening its doors last month.
Designed with a resident focus, the facility has various levels, each offering uninterrupted bush and distant water views. Based on the design philosophy of contextual and ‘of the site’, the building and landscape are proposed with the intermingling of courtyards within the articulated form. This provides intimate visual engagement with the landscape for all residents to enjoy.
Landscape and greenery are proven to hugely benefit seniors living in aged care. As such, our design draws on the idea of landscape and building as one.
The project is located in Belrose, a neighbourhood that typically contains low-rise homes. The design connects to surrounding buildings through the use of brick and sandstone, replicating the residential scale of houses on the street.
The phenomenal site slopes to the east, offering breathtaking vistas towards the ocean over the Northern Beaches bushland. Many of the rooms were designed to capitalise on these views.
Throughout the course of the design, the project team had to overcome bushfires, traffic, threatened species and local resident concerns.