Visualisation © Courtesy of Conrad Gargett Architects
In 2010, The Queensland Government appointed and architectural team which included MAAP to develop the masterplan for a new world class facility in a tropical environment. This project is being developed as a Public Private Partnership Project costing $ 2.0 billion and comprises 150,000m2 together with car parking for 4,500 cars in multi-deck structures.
The Sunshine Coast University Hospital encompasses a 450 overnight bed public tertiary level teaching hospital, with future expansion to 950 overnight beds, that will provide a full range of ambulatory and acute services supported by a central energy plant, car park and an academic and research centre.
Patient care and place making is integral to the SCUH vision. The objective of the masterplan was to promote good design, flexibility and accessibility and aims to consider the basic architectural structure and organisation of space to provide a foundation on which a healing environment can be built. As a member of the architectural team, MAAP developed a flexible masterplan which will accommodate the development of multiple major facilities on a single site. MAAP were in charge of concept medical planning design, high level strategy and client/ team liaison, application of evidence base design and international perspective on healthcare facilities.
Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia
Masterplanner, Consultant architect
Masterplan completed 2012