Bunjilwarra Koori Youth Drug & Alcohol Healing Service
The Healing Service is inclusive of all Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young people throughout Victoria / Australia and has the widespread support of the Koori community. The project is a 12 bed facility
established in the southern outskirts of Melbourne and is the first service of its type in Australia.
The design expresses a sense of clarity in the planning and spatial relationships between the areas of the facility. It is a place of reflection and celebration, where spaces have been designed around a principle concept relating to the woven fabric of life. Appropriate spaces are revealed to settle visitor intrigue and elicit a feeling of warmth, protection and embracement.
This project was awarded a Commendation in the 2012 World Architecture News Healthcare Awards.