6 September 2023
Alexandria Health Centre wins WAFX Award for Ageing and Health
Alexandria Health Centre by MAAP Architects and Warren and Mahoney has won a 2023 WAFX Award in the Ageing and Health category.
The WAFX Prize recognises projects that demonstrate forward thinking methods for architectural design to tackle major world issues, including health, climate change, technology, ethics and values.
Winning projects are chosen from the WAF Future Projects shortlist, for which the project was nominated in the Health category.
The facility aims to raise awareness, promote acceptance, offer support, and aid in recovery and healing. To achieve this goal, the project has identified four key design drivers: sound clinical planning; an elevated customer experience; a considered urban response; and embedding a connection to country and Indigenous concepts of wellness.
The project places functionality, equality, and dignity for all people at the forefront of its design. Soft edges, a strong connection to nature, clear and accessible circulation and warm materiality create an environment that will be calming and comfortable to return to over time – creating a positive experience to embark on their healing journey.