Royal Far West Centre for Country Kids

  • area / size 52,743 sqft
  • Completed 2018
  • Location Sydney, Australia,
  • Architectus used an integrative model of health when designing Royal Far West Centre for Country Kids in Sydney, Australia.

    The Royal Far West (RFW) Centre for Country Kids is a compact 6-storey building located in Manly. The Centre provides a fully integrated model of healthcare for children from rural and remote areas of New South Wales – a legacy that has been undertaken on this significant and iconic site for over 90 years.

    Through a combined urban design, architectural and landscape design response, the new Centre supports RFW’s an integrated model of health, education and disability services, caringly blurring the line between a learning setting and consultation setting to create a light-filled and engaging place, with active and passive spaces and smaller spaces for consultation, that is the physical embodiment of care for country kids.

    Though the building form responds to the streetscape and scale of adjacent buildings, its materiality and detail reflect its function, local context and character of the rural and remote areas that RFW’s clients call home.

    Architect: Architectus
    Design Team: Ray Brown, Colin Odbert, John Sprunt, Madeleine Joyce, Brendan Randles, Lee Collins
    Contractor: FDC Building
    Photography: Trevor Mein