'The design will provide a clearly definable hospital precinct which celebrates its history and consolidates existing programmes to allow future expansion. The project takes its cues from Bendigo’s architectural vernacular and natural context and unites them with a holistic approach to health care.
'We have approached the design of the new hospital building and the landscape as an integrated whole. The built form reaches out and frames its garden setting, while the landscape is drawn in to create sanctuaries of tranquillity.
'Our goal has been the creation of a significant civic building which promotes health not only on a physical level but with Bendigo’s social and cultural wellbeing in mind.'
The new hospital is due for completion at the end of 2016 and is a public private partnership between the Exemplar consortium with Department of Health Victoria.
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