Hummingbird House

Chermside, Queensland, Australia
Location
  • Chermside, Queensland, Australia
  • Year
  • 2016
  • This project page was created by community member Lindy Johnson Creative Agent

    This project is a new state-of-the-art children’s hospice – only the third of its kind in Australia.

    The design seeks to create a warm embrace for families in the shape of a home. It provides flexibility which allows guests time and space to choose how they engage with each other and the facility. The design offers opportunities for families to enjoy precious moments – whether a sensory swim, a walk in the trees, or an outdoor movie. 

    The project was undertaken in collaboration with Surroundings Architects, and involved an extensive human-centred engagement and briefing process including workshops with families, clinicians and other children’s hospice providers in Australia and the UK.

    Hummingbird House Co-founder Fiona Hawthorne says design features have made a richer experience for families, such as the rooftop space which supports a series of workshops for teenagers who have life-limiting conditions.

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