Treendale: Modern and Multifunctional Aged Care Facility Design
Completed in July 2012, Treendale Village is Amana Livings new retirement village design in Australind. Consisting of 114 quality houses situated on the perimeter of an innovative community centre, Treendale Village is well connected to the towns new shopping centre and transport hub.
With extensive experience in aged care facility design and nursing home design, the Perth architects and interior team at SPH architecture + interiors were tasked with designing the Treendale Community Centre. Challenged with providing a high level of amenity with a reduced budget, a collaborative effort resulted in a modern, functional and appealing retirement village design that adds real value to the community.
The Design Philosophy
For Treendale, the design philosophy was simple and straightforward. The client required a modern, low maintenance and multifunctional central facility with a vibrant and energising feel. To create a communal hub that inspires residents to collaborate and socialise, SPH architecture + interiors Perth architects emphasised open spaces and streamlined paths. Multi-coloured slot windows pay homage to the clients Anglican roots while angular geometry references the axial nature of the site.
Designed for high traffic, the retirement village design emphasised low maintenance and simple upkeep. Drawing upon sustainable principles, maintenance is minimised through the use of high quality durable materials alongside reliable operating systems. Motion activated lighting was installed along with energy efficient systems and processes to save on running costs and power.
As a central spot for the Treendale community, the Community Centre design removed the stigma associated with retirement living and aged care. Instead, the Centre acts as a hub for activity, socialisation and community with desirable amenities and a modern and functional design.
Choosing Quality Materials
Designed for a minimum lifespan of 40 years, materials had to be carefully selected for durability, minimal maintenance and longevity. Materials selected address acoustic issues and meet appropriate slip ratings to protect resident safety and wellbeing.
From an aesthetic perspective, the design team was determined to create a space that was light, bright and airy to evoke a sense of calm and comfort. This was achieved through a well-thought-out colour palette married with smart angular designs.
Innovative Design Choices at a Sensible Cost
Collaborating with the client and builder, our designers were able to consolidate the brief down to core requirements. From there, we strategised construction materials and methodology to reduce the overall budget from $5M to $3.6M. Thorough planning and research allowed us to minimise expenses without compromising on the projects design philosophies, aesthetic outcomes or final value to the community.
Pioneering Retirement Village and Aged Care Facility Design
With extensive experience in aged care facility design and retirement village design, SPH architecture + interiors enjoyed the opportunity to create the Treendale Community Centre. Serving as a vibrant focal point for the community, the Centre provides residents and their families with low maintenance amenities and desirable social spaces made for modern living.
The streamlined and inspired design aesthetic bridges the generational gap, creating a timeless building in the heart of the Treendale community to be utilised and valued now and into the future.