“The residential units are modular, planned to be implemented in stages to reflect the town’s growth.”

“The residential units are modular, planned to be implemented in stages to reflect the town’s growth.”

Mapoon Home and Community Care Centre

our services: planning, compliance & approvals, construction documentation

location: Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council

size: main facilities building & 20 residential units

completed: expected completion early-2020

Mapoon is growing as a township, and now many of the Elders are returning to their traditional homeland. Driven by this growth is the need to develop a Home and Community Care Centre that includes onsite residential care, as well as support services to the broader community. The Elders may come to the Centre for activities & meals; or when the time comes, they may move into the self-contained units. Meals are prepared on site & can be delivered to their homes. The main building houses administration, catering; areas for activities & dining; along with visiting clinical services.

A raking, radial ceiling creates a lightness to the main lounge area flooded by daylight from the encircling windows. The lounge connects directly to the large, covered outdoor area. The residential units are modular, planned to be implemented in stages to reflect the town’s growth. Equally the services are designed to meet the future requirements of full-time aged care & a vibrant facility of 20 residential units.

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