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Princess Alexandra Hospital Central Building & Energy Unit
by Cox MSJ

            

IN THE ARCHITECTS WORDS

The Princess Alexandra Hospital central building is the culmination of an intensive journey from competition phase in 1997 to completion in June 2002. The central building is the fulcrum of a master plan strategy which both acts as the hospital's pulse and as collector of multiple paths to existing and other new facilities which comprise the Princess Alexandra Campus. The governing concept was to impart a horizontal scale and humanity to a hospital which compares in floor space to the
 
 

CBDs Waterfront Place office tower, and to create an impression and actuality of methodical efficiency while generating internal and external spaces which contribute psychologically to healing processes. The central building comprises complete new clinical facilities, inpatient facilities, medical research centre and University of Queensland teaching facilities planned and articulated in such a way as to promote the integration of health care, learning, knowledge and technology.
 
DETAILS

Location
Wooloongabba, QLD
Architect
Cox MSJ
Contact address:
Project Team
Project architect: Jeff Bennet, Cox MSJ
Design architect: Tim Morgan, Cox MSJ
Project manager: Michael Higgs, Michael Higgs & Assoc.
Structural consultant: Ove Arup & Partners
Civil consultant: Ove Arup & Partners
Electrical consultant: WBM & Basset Consulting JV.
Mechanical consultant: WBM & Basset Consulting JV
Hydraulic consultant: McHendry Rein Petersen
Landscape consultant: Wilson Landscape Architects
Interior designer: Melissa Borton, Cox MSJ
Lighting consultant: WBM & Bassett Consulting JV
Acoustic consultant: Ron Rumble & Associates
Quantity consultant: Rider Hunt & Partners
Communications consultant: WBM & Basset Consulting JV
Programming consultant: Rowles Time Management
Builder: Fitout Contract: Baulderstone Hornibrook Pty Ltd
Builder: Builder for Stucture Contract: Hollands Australia
Health Planner: John Wyndham, Cox MSJ
Photographer: Stefan Jannides, Stefan Jannides Photography
Photographer: Graeme Meltzer
Other Team Members : Harm Hollander, John Wyndham, Allan Bakewell
Entered
2003


Photographs by Stefan Jannides of Stefan Jannides Photography & Graeme Meltzer, text by Cox MSJ

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