9-17 LEXCEN CLOSE - MELTON
Client: Heritage Care
Location:Melton – VIC, AU
This project consists of a new 90-bed aged care facility over two levels with an on-grade car park.
The irregular combination of sites dictated the building be an ‘L’ shape. This predicated the need to break down the building into readable components.
The primary form consists of two-story brick volumes with off-centre pitched roofs, linking the new building to the local architectural vernacular. Rectangular feature elements in a bold yellow create a striking contrast and have the dual effects of enclosing and protecting the outdoor terraces, and adding prominence to the built form. These elements are used to help break up the visual bulk of the facility and highlight key areas such as the premium suites and entry.
Each feature element is accompanied by a flying roof, which provides further protection for residents and creates a more dynamic visual form.