The New Ward Block at Nambour General Hospital has a bright personality despite the constrained typology. The extensive use of bright color and integrated natural motifs throughout the building and on the exterior gives the building a unique identity appropriate to the largest building in Nambour.
The block comprises an entrance foyer with kiosk, gift shop and cashier, Specialist Outpatients Department, Renal Dialysis Unit, Special Baby Care Unit, Antenatal and Pediatrics Clinics, 24-bed Pediatrics Ward, 48-bed General Ward, 24-bed Respiratory Ward, Library, Training and Staff facilities.
Beyond the New Ward Block, Jacobs was also the principal consultant for various major refurbishment works. As principal consultant and architects, Jacobs provided a single point of coordination and management for consultation, design and documentation.
The façade design was optimized through energy modelling. The design minimizes solar gain and cooling costs while preserving external views, especially those over bushland to the south west. Generous natural daylighting creates a bright interior space.