St Leonards NSW, Australia
NSW Health Infrastructure | Northern Sydney Local Health District
Architect, Masterplanner, Health Planner
MAAP's Royal North Shore Hospital masterplan was developed for Health Infrastructure NSW and has informed future development and utilisation at the hospital campus, ensuring the site is able to respond to the current and future needs and provide appropriate clinical, academic, teaching and education services.
Royal North Shore Hospital
Healthcare facilities must fit comfortably into the urban and social fabric of communities, respecting the urban design tenets that underpin successful public buildings. We have a natural empathy for the collaborative, consultative approach that must be adopted when working on large community projects.
Director, Medical Architecture
The steeply sloping topography makes the RNSH campus difficult to access and presented a key challenge for the masterplan. MAAP's three dimensional development framework has successfully supported the delivery of 150,000 sqm of new acute facilities and a further 200,000 sqm of complementary development in a clearly organised urban structure.
The masterplan has placed an emphasis on integrating clinical, research and education services and provision of versatile future-ready facilities and amenities capable of attracting and retaining the best people. The urban design frames existing heritage buildings to create a campus heart that reinforces the site's sense of identity with legible way-finding to draw in the community, improved connections to transport and support equitable access to clinical services and high quality public open space.