Respite and Day Centre for Mandurah Retirement Village
The client wished to combine an 18 bed Respite Centre and Day
Centre controlled by a centralised Nurse's Station. The Nurse
consultant wanted the doors to each room in the Respite Centre to
lead off a centralised communal area which would in turn be easily
viewed from the central Nurse's Station. The Fire requirements
placed limitations on this concept, but in principle this has still
been achieved. The Nurses station also views out into the day
centre and controls the main entrance. The communal areas in both
the Respite Centre and Day Centre have been configured to maximise
northern orientation while as many of the rooms as possible face
north and those facing south have solar tubes. High level north
lights and a central Atrium have been introduced to let more light
and warmth into the middle of the communal areas. Solar pergolas
are used to control the heat in summer while allowing winter warmth
into the communal areas and rooms.
Passive Solar design to limit use of airconditioning units
(required by law.)Solar Pergolas, North high lites,
18 suites with ensuite bathrooms. (One room suitable for a
Centralised Nurse's station with kitchen servery.
Respite Communal lounge /dining area.
Sluice room, clean utility room.
Required toilets and laundry
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