Dovetree

Residential Aged Care Community

CLIENT

Wesley Mission Queensland

LOCATION

Sinnamon Park, QLD

VALUE

$50M

COMPLETED

2018

Designed to feel absolutely unlike a hospital, the 7 storey Dovetree aged care community empowers 144 residents to be autonomous and engage in meaningful activities within the safe environment of smaller residential communities.

PEOPLE

Bruce Hawley
Douglas Pountney
Erin Dawson
Greg Mulheran
James Lewis

Joanne Tenorio
Kate Tempest
Katerina Dracopoulos
(Project Contact)
Lachlan Green

Mark Trotter
Mohit Thomas
Michael Robertson
Robert Wesener

AWARDS

2019 Master Builders Award: Winner, Community Accommodation for Aged Care + Nursing Homes  |  2018 UDIA Design Excellence Award: Residential Care Category

Fulton Trotter Architects were a proactive and innovative organisation that understood our client requirements and managed this well at the same time delivering a fresh and modern design on a complex and difficult site that provided maximum value.

William Francis
Property and Development Manager, Wesley Mission Queensland

Nestled into a heavily treed hillside in Sinnamon Park is Wesley Mission Queensland’s first vertical aged care community – Dovetree Aged Care Community. Despite the institutional scale of the 7 storey, 144 bed facility, the planning arrangement creates private and public spaces that are residential in scale. The residents are provided with choice, autonomy, safety and familiarity, qualities of the resident-centred Eden Alternative philosophy that all Wesley Mission Queensland facilities are modelled off.

Central to the facility is a subtropical courtyard which is the unifying element for all wings of the building. The courtyard connects the facility to the densely vegetated site. It also accommodates family gatherings, animals, a playground, garden and other signifiers of ‘home’. On the same podium level as the courtyard is a therapies centre that is open to the public and provides a connection to the greater Sinnamon Village and wider community.

Photographer: © Scott Burrows  |  Section: © Fulton Trotter Architects

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