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St Basil’s Randwick Residential Aged Care

PTW assisted St Basil’s Homes in developing the brief for the 113 room residential care facility through consultation with its management and care teams; and review of trends in the industry. The new building reflects a changing care model – for example, deletion of nursing stations and potential provision of care packages to the apartments to enable ageing in place. There is also a state-of-the-art memory support unit which integrates internal spaces with external secure garden courtyard areas.

The layering of the façade for the care facility provides sunshading, modelling of form, light and shadow along a long façade, as well as the creation of a transitional zone. When looking out from their rooms, residents will have the sense that their (relatively small) space or personal territory is expanded by the zone created by the structural and shading framework. This enhanced sense of privacy still allows a strong connection to the views and natural elements.

These sustainable design considerations balance the comfort of residents while increasing the building’s as-built and operational energy efficiencies. Other environmental benefits include: north/northeast orientation of the majority of units; landscaped roof terraces; material selection based on environmental performance; provision of natural light and ventilation to almost all habitable and circulation areas; and water storage and re-use for landscape irrigation.

There are also community facilities including a chapel, day care centre, multi-purpose hall, pool, exercise rooms, allied health rooms and a cafe.

Bedroom
Bathroom
Dining Area
Chapel
Swimming Pool

Location

57-63 St Paul’s Street, Randwick, NSW, Australia

Client

St Basil’s Homes

Awards

2018 Urban Taskforce Awards - Seniors Living/Retirement Development Award – St Basil’s Randwick

2018 UDIA NSW - Excellence in Retirement Living – St Basil’s Randwick (Finalist)

2018 UDIA NSW - Excellence in Aged-Care – St Basil’s Randwick (Finalist)

2018 6th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards, Facility of The Year – Ageing-In-Place St Basil, Randwick (Finalist)

2017 National Retirement Living Awards – Design Excellence – St Basils The Grove (Shortlisted)