Anam Cara Geelong | Tectura Architects

Anam Cara Geelong | Tectura Architects | Photographer: Katya Menshikova

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Anam Cara Geelong | Tectura Architects

Traditional Land Owners


Public Architecture
Regional Prize (VIC)
Katya Menshikova
The Local Project
Project summary

The new Anam Cara House Geelong is a community hospice for physical, emotional and spiritual care, designed as a hospital grade building. Located in a beautiful rural setting with elevated views at Deakin University in Waurn Ponds and designed by Tectura Architects, the form of the building has two wings that resemble a pair of caring hands representing Anam Cara’s philosophy of care. The hospice has a northern residential wing of 20 private bedrooms, communal areas and landscaping including an indigenous cultural garden. The southern wing is the day respite centre, that allows day guests to enjoy gentle activity with staff, caring volunteers, and specialists involved in their care.


Living Architecture

Victorian Jury Presentation

Our vision for Anam Cara House Geelong included a warm and welcoming home environment for guests and their families, while being purpose-designed as a hospital grade building. Our expectations for our new building have been thoroughly exceeded. From the start Tectura Architects listened and understood this unique project and through their design we have a thoughtful building displaying care and compassion for future guests. A remarkable community funded project, supported by state and federal governments, with effective collaboration between architect, Board, staff and builder, the people of Geelong will have the choice of care at the end of their life.

Project Practice Team

Anuj Rao, Graduate of Architecture
Benjamin Wood, Project Architect
Hoyoung Kim, Graduate of Architecture
Ian Xu, Graduate of Architecture
Melika Grigg-Baycan, Project Architect
Serdar Baycan, Design Architect

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Creo Consulting, Structural Engineer
Philip Chun, Building Surveyor
Plancost Australia, Quantity Surveyor
Site Image, Landscape Consultant
Waterman Group Australia, Services Consultant

Connect with Tectura Architects
Anam Cara Geelong | Tectura Architects | Photographer: Katya Menshikova

This form is now closed.