Bunjilwarra Koori Youth Drug & Alcohol Healing Service

Community & Council Health & Science
Budget
$$5.0M - $10.0M
Year
2011
Team
Graeme Hill

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.