The Jamie Larcombe Centre is a $15 million Veterans’ mental health precinct in South Australia, providing mental health and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) services to Veterans. Making an effort to de-institutionalize the facility, Australian gum leaves were employed in the design to provide a warm, welcoming and secure and safe atmosphere with views and access to a variety of beautifully landscaped courtyards.
Being a ground floor facility, there was a requirement for privacy screening on the glazing facing onto the grounds. We achieved a smooth transition from the leaf design as it graduated up the glass to provide a clear section at the top. We could achieve this with our optically clear film. This allows the users to enjoy the view without compromising their sense of privacy.
bleux designed a series of timber panels for the walls. These were routed by a New Zealand company and coated in an antimicrobial finish.
In the bedrooms, a series of colour panels above the bed heads continued the Australian native theme throughout and allows the users to differentiate the rooms through the use of colour.