The $214 million project was completed in 2011 and included a new 300 bed hospital, a 60 bed acute mental health unit and a 40 bed secure mental health unit.
bleux was engaged to create graphics within the hospital that connected it with the rural location of Orange and went onto developing a ranges of colourways specific to the the different wards. bleux worked with the heads of departments to develop the graphic schemes which ultimately established end user buy in and helped assist the staff in the adoption of their new site.
The designers took cues from the existing heritage buildings and landscape to draw out opportunities in their expression of the façade and roof configuration. The scale is low in height and blends with the surrounding scale of buildings to complement the neighbourhood. The project is a successful solution that deals with urban issues, heritage restoration and environmentally sustainable design hence creating an efficient functionality.