Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne

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Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The design of this $1B clinical research and education children's hospital provided an opportunity to deliver new Models of Care incorporating innovative international healthcare concepts.

Healthcare concepts include:

A central ‘street’ allows intuitive way-finding and creates a social heart for the hospital. Oriented to the north, the light-filled street binds the campus-like arrangement of buildings together, offering views of the parkland setting and the Melbourne skyline.

ESD features were a guiding element in the design of the hospital, including solar panels, orientation, volatile organic compound free materials, collection and re-use of rainwater, water efficient appliances and landscaping, black water treatment plant, efficient lighting, heating and cooling, 500 bike parking spaces, materials with high recycled content, and a bio mass fuel boiler. The Institute achieved a 5 Star Green Star rating.

A joint venture between Bates Smart and Billard Leece Partnership, with HKS as international advisors.

Lend Lease

165,000 sqm

5 Star Green Star rating