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RBWH Sony You Can Centre

Penfold Projects was engaged to help develop the much-needed Sony You Can Centre at RBWH which constitutes the only public specialized adolescent and young adult cancer centre in Queensland.

The design intent for Royal Brisbane Hospital was to create an open and inviting space for hospital visitors, patients and staff to use. Some of the design considerations included; Designing for weight loading on the structural suspended slab, considering drainage for the gardens, incorporating larger species / trees for shade within the area and recycling of existing gravel on the rooftop area.

A sweeping area of acrylic turf was installed to bring elements of openness and greenery to the area, while minimizing its maintenance needs. Several seating areas were created for patients and family to spend time in the garden, as well as spaces for informal doctors consultations to be held were incorporated. The large logo for the Sony You Can Centre was designated as a main feature of the garden. The planting colour scheme of glossy green, blues and grey hues were used to compliment / highlight the signage, yet soften the space.

Existing gravel from the site was re-purposed and incorporated into gabion walls, which were placed in a fashion to raise areas and create deeper garden beds, to allow for trees to be planted on the rooftop.


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