Client: Nikias Diamond Property Developments
Size: 3,750m² (NLA)
Date: Completed 2005
In 2002 AMC and Nikias Diamond Property Developments were successful in their bid for a new Clinical Services Building at the main entrance to John James Memorial Hospital through a limited design and construction competition. The proposed design solution capitalised on the intrinsic potential of the site including the preservation of three significant existing Plain trees, the steep slope across the site and the excellent northern solar aspect and views. The building acts as a gateway to the Hospital (CJJH) off Strickland Crescent. The building footprint follows the shape of the available site ensuring the preservation of the significant trees while creating a very interesting curvilinear building form. The three-storey building has a substantial floor plate and NLA of 3,750m² which has been played down through the careful use of articulation elements. These include a combination of a masonry façade in combination with a light-weight metal panel cladding and the setting-in of the upper floor from the lower floors with an expressed pergola element softening the parapet line. The building has an efficient core arrangement which allows for multiple tenancy arrangements. As a result of the success of this commission AMC went on to design a number of other buildings and refurbishment projects at CJJH including a number of new operating theatres and a new cafe.