Collingwood St Medical Centre

Completed 2012

This three storey medical centre development in the heart of Nelson will provide approximately 3300m² and 28 on site carparks allowing medical practitioners who are currently spread all over the city to co-locate.
Design began in 2008 with a strong direction from the client that they wanted a modern, sustainable building, but ‘not just a box’. Planning and circulation design fully explored many options and eventually the central point of entry with two ’wings’ was agreed upon as the most efficient use of the site. 

The design was developed based on the requirements of various tenants while an aesthetic was researched that reflected the medical nature of the development. Inspiration was taken from the pattern of DNA strands and the concept of one layer protecting the next. Orientation of glazing, solar shading and structural elements has been developed to work in tandem with the mechanical heating and cooling ensuring a comfortable low energy use building.

Contractors: Gibbons Constructions Ltd

Photographer: John-Paul Pochin

Media: Wild Tomato – Aug 2012