When the architectural team at CHADA received the brief for SummitCare Baulkham Hills, it was clear that this would be no ordinary design. Based on extensive research into consumer demands and future needs, as well as new materials used for the first time in residential aged care, the facility was looking to be quite unlike any other seniors residential development in Australia.
Like the design of any aged-care facility, SummitCare required a specific range of design choices – from accessibility and flexible living spaces, to the inclusion of restaurants, hairdresser, wellness centre, and accommodation for couples and families.
“It’s about striking a balance between high-quality aesthetics and the need for operational appropriate materials,” says CHADA partner, Juliet Ashworth.
CHADA has always placed a huge value on the materiality and aesthetics of all its projects – rugs need to look plush and be rich in colour and design.