About the project
The internationally acclaimed $1.5 billion Queensland Children’s Hospital is considered by the Academy of Design and Health to be a world leader in healthcare design. Conceived by Conrad Gargett, in joint venture with Lyons, the design is thoughtful, captivating and pragmatic, with every design element supporting the human experience.
Public spaces respond to surrounding community landmarks throughout Brisbane, while the interior of the Hospital is open to fresh air and abundant daylight. The circulation galleries and atria transform the inside of the building into a thriving centre of activity and create a healing environment, de-stressing both staff and patients.
Brisbane’s subtropical climate provides a reference point for the environmental approach taken in the design. This is expressed externally by extensive sun shading, and internally by the tree with a “trunk” (vertical linkages) and “branches” (horizontal linkages), which allow the building to breathe. These linkages nurture a rich community environment, moving beyond silo departments and uniting diverse cultures. To date, the design of the Hospital has been awarded with five international design awards.
2017 Design Research Award by European Healthcare Design — Highly Commended
2016 Australian Interior Design Awards — Shortlist Public Design
2016 AIA Architecture Awards Commendation — National Commendation for Public Architecture
2016 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects — National Award for Excellence
2016 AIA Architecture Awards — Queensland State Award - Karl Langer Award for Urban Design
2016 AIA Architecture Awards — Queensland State Award for Interior Architecture
2016 AIA Architecture Awards — Prize for Art and Architecture (Qld)
2016 AIA Architecture Awards — John Dalton Award for Building of the Year
2016 International Academy for Design and Health Awards — Overall Winner - Salutogenic Design Project for Healthcare Environment
2016 International Academy for Design and Health Awards — Highly Commended - Interior Design Project
2016 International Academy for Design and Health Awards — Highly Commended - Use of Art in Public and Private Spaces
2016 Dulux colour awards — Finalist
2016 QMBA Construction Awards — Queensland Project of the year
2016 World Architecture Festival — Building of the Year - Shortlist, Health