Owned by: Department of Health
Nominated by: Lend LeaseProject Team:
Developer: Lend Lease
Builder: Lend Lease
Architect: Billard Leece, Bates Smart and HKS Joint Venture
Quantity Surveyor: Lend Lease
Consultants: Norman Disney & Young, Irwin Consult, Buro North, Marshall Day Acoustics, McKenzie Group
Financier: Children’s Health Partnership
The $1 billion Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne has been judged Australia’s best public building of 2013. The 357 bed hospital has won the John Holland Award for Best Public Building at the 2013 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards.
Owned by the Victorian Government and developed by Lend Lease, the hospital is a showcase for both the public private partnership (PPP) procurement model and Australian expertise in design and construction.
“The Royal Children’s Hospital is a worthy recipient of this prestigious award, being the largest, most complex hospital development undertaken in Victoria - and one of the largest hospital projects in Australia,” says Chief Executive of the Property Council of Australia, Peter Verwer.
The project was delivered on time and budget, and features leading-edge design incorporating state-of-the-art medical, research and educational technologies. The hospital includes around 90 different departments, research and education facilities and more than 4,500 rooms. Stage one of the project was completed in November 2011.
“The visionary design breaks new ground for public buildings, featuring a meerkat enclosure, a two-storey coral reef aquarium and a high-tech beanbag cinema. It optimises its parkland setting and has the highest percentage of single rooms of any hospital in Australia,” Mr Verwer says.
The Royal Children’s Hospital was also named 2013 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards Victorian Development of the Year on 18 April.
RLB Chairman Asia Pacific, Michael Kerr, says the project’s innovative design has set a very high benchmark for future healthcare projects in Australia.
“The Royal Children’s Hospital surpassed eight other impressive public buildings around Australia to win this award. We congratulate the Victorian Government Department of Health for its vision and Lend Lease for its success in implementation,” Mr Kerr says.
“We have partnered with the Property Council of Australia to present this outstanding awards program since its inception in 1982, and are proud to see the best developments recognised again in 2013,” Mr Kerr says.
For further information, please contact:
Peter Verwer, Chief Executive, Property Council of Australia: 0407 463 842 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz Sleeman, Communications Manager, Lend Lease: 03 9643 0373 or email@example.com
MONA – Museum of Old and New Art (TAS)
Owned By : MONA Nominated By : WSP The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) has been referred to as 'Disneyland for adults' by owner David Walsh. Is it? The consensus from over 390,000 visitors since opening in early 2011 appears to agree MONA is something extraordinary. Is it the architecture, technology, structure, art, atmosphere? Or is it the idea that one man is willing to outlay a small fortune to display such a diverse collection of art and antiquities to the public within one of the most interesting museum experiences imaginable. Implanted into a headland on the Derwent River, 10 minutes north of the Hobart CBD, this architectural and engineering marvel presents one of the most exciting Australian developments in decades.
IN SEPTEMBER 2013