Benevolent Living Interiors | Deicke Richards

Benevolent Living Interiors | Deicke Richards | Photographer: Benevolent Living

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Benevolent Living Interiors | Deicke Richards

Traditional Land Owners
Darumbal people



Central Queensland

Interior Architecture
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Project summary

Our renewal of a seniors’ community in Rockhampton aims to enhance each resident’s experience of connection, expression, and wellbeing. Benevolent Living is an arts themed, integrated residential care development offering elders the opportunity to age in place.

The new aged care building provides an alternative to traditional models of aged care bedrooms, offering light filled dining and living areas, self-serve kitchens, and suites which provide sufficient space for couples to live together as they age in a fully supported care environment.

Our interior spaces support this model. Sophisticated and respectful to elders, the contemporary palette and natural materials reference the surrounding gardens, thereby creating a calming environment. The interiors draw inspiration from the verdant subtropical climate, offering a fresh and modern colour scheme that seamlessly brings the outdoors inside.

The team at Deicke Richards created a bespoke, warm, inviting community for all.

Our four pillars of social connection, green space, art, health, and wellness are key elements of the design and encourage our residents to live with meaning, purpose, and engagement.

We have also been able to break down the traditional barriers of aged care and welcome in the public through our art gallery, cafe, and town precinct.

We see the success of the design daily with resident, staff, and community engagement in all spaces.

The project has truly delivered on the brief of a vibrant and connected community.

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Benevolent Living Interiors | Deicke Richards | Photographer: Benevolent Living

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