Monash Medical Centre – Multi-Deck Car park
Unique and specific design outcome
Value adding through maximising site utilisation
Realising commercial return
Located adjacent the new Children’s Hospital wing at Monash Medical Centre, this project involved a detailed review of a range of car park design options and philosophies.
Through clever planning and use of site levels, the area of our proposal reduced the provided design area by 12%, demonstrating value in intelligent design.
Safety in design was critical and a key element of our design approach brought the circulation cores out into the public façade, to ensure safe and visible access to the relevant levels of the building.
A range of structural alternatives was considered including increased spans to 164 m to reduce columns, utilising steel, in-situ- concrete, bondek and prefabricated panels.
A range of footprints according to with the Australian Standard and the planning scheme were compared to determine the best value for money.
A range of façade options was also considered to offer significant savings to the hospital, including:
- A green landscape façade using simple zinc purlins at approximately $2 m less than the provided design
- A coloured panelled facade
- A coloured purlin facade