State Rehabilitation Centre
- South Metropolitan Area Health Service
- Murdoch, Western Australia
- + 140-bed facility
+ Therapy pool
+ Living facilities
Being Western Australia’s Centre of Excellence in rehabilitation, inpatients are amongst the most severely disabled and can require treatment for long periods, with length of stay up to six months and occasionally longer.
As the building effectively becomes their home, this heavily influenced both the building design and materials and the landscape architecture of the site. The building fabric moves progressively from a domestic look and feel to a more clinical one. There is a transition of texture and materials that represents the process of recovery. The design was developed after extensive consultation with rehabilitation staff, volunteers and patients. The result is a building designed around the needs of patients and their carers with strong links to the landscape created around it.
The project was completed by the FSH Design Collaboration being STH, Hassell & Hames Sharley.