Ipswich Hospital Mental Health Acute Inpatient Services | Hassell

Ipswich Hospital Mental Health Acute Inpatient Services | Hassell | Photographer: Courtesy of Hassell

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Ipswich Hospital Mental Health Acute Inpatient Services | Hassell

Traditional Land Owners
Jagera, Yuggera and Ugarapul people
Year
2024
Chapter

Queensland

Region

Darling Downs and West Moreton

Category
Interior Architecture
Public Architecture
Builder
BESIX Watpac
Photographer
Project summary

Ipswich Hospital’s Acute Mental Health Unit builds on a foundation of healing to create an environment that nurtures wellbeing and mindfulness.

The interiors are integral to the holistic design concept, establishing a setting of calm, restoring dignity to the healing journey and normalising mental health care in the community.

Through the codesign process, Hassell collaborated with consumers, carers, clinicians, allied health professionals, operations staff and community groups to shape the healing environment.

Meaningful engagement with First Nations representatives has delivered a culturally safe environment with integrated landscapes, bush medicine, sunlit interiors, colours that reflect Country and artworks by local artists.

With the Ipswich Mental Health Unit Queensland Health has delivered a beautiful contemporary mental healthcare facility.

With features such as an abundance of natural light flowing through the building, internal green spaces that open to outside, tranquil sensory rooms, social connection spaces and more, this facility provides a soothing environment for healing and the fostering of healthier futures.

The building helps attract and retain quality staff with wellness areas designed for staff retreat and socialisation. The design establishes a warm and dignified setting for care while ensuring spaces feel connected to nature and the suburban surrounds.

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Ipswich Hospital Mental Health Acute Inpatient Services | Hassell | Photographer: Courtesy of Hassell

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