MAX 150 structural glazed curtain wall systems from EDGE Architectural Glazing Systems were installed on the facade of the St John of God Berwick Hospital in Melbourne.
The Berwick Hospital is undergoing a major redevelopment with the $150-million project involving the move of the facility from its current premises on Gibb St to a new site on Kangan Drive. With Monash Health’s Casey Hospital and the Casey Superclinic already located on this road, Berwick is set to become one of Melbourne’s major health precincts.
Construction on the new Berwick Hospital began in early 2016. The new hospital will feature 190 new beds, six operating theatres, two endoscopy theatres, a large basement car park and also the first Intensive Care Unit for the area.
The construction recently topped out, with the final slab being poured on the fifth-level plant rooms. The imposing structure of the building not only looms over Kangan Drive but is also visible kilometres away. However, a standout feature of the new hospital is the multi-coloured glass facade of blue and green panels. The colouring is as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing, reducing interior glare for patients while still allowing plenty of natural light to filter through.
EDGE’s MAX 150 structural glazed curtain wall systems have been used throughout the project with the double glazed framing ensuring interior comfort remains high and energy bills, low. The curtain wall system combined with the coloured panels looks stylish on the facade.
The new Berwick Hospital is expected to open in late 2017.