Client: University of Canberra / PBS
Size: 17,205m² (GFA)
AMC was engaged by UC in 2015 to explore a number of masterplan options for the accommodation of 400+ cars for the proposed University of Canberra Public Hospital (UCPH). This study included the assessment of a number of sites and potential solutions, including on-grade and structured options and the incorporation of a number of uses to activate the ground plane. UC’s preferred option was a structured carpark located within the new Moran Health Care Precinct with commercial and retail offerings accommodated on the ground floor. AMC was subsequently engaged by UC to design the new multi-storey structured carpark up to the completion of the DA, before being novated to PBS, for Construction Documentation and the provision of Construction Advice.
The UCPH carpark features a striking permeable facade with black vertical steel elements with large signage and off-form concrete that provide clean, sharp lines and a bold aesthetic. The rectilinear elements of the cladding are offset by the expression of the curved vehicle ramps on the Eastern facade of the structure, lending a sculptural form to the overall composition. The carpark accommodates 505 car parking spaces across 5 levels, including accessible and motorcycle parking bays and serviced by 2 lifts.
The carpark was opened to the public in September 2018.