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Melbourne Shoulder and Upper Limb: A Cutting-Edge Medical Clinic Redefining Wellness Design

Melbourne Shoulder and Upper Limb, an innovative medical clinic located in Hawthorn East, has recently emerged as a paradigm-shifting example of design excellence in the healthcare industry. Spearheaded by Melanie Beynon Architecture & Design and built by Amity Building Group, this state-of-the-art facility showcases a remarkable integration of functionality, aesthetics, and sustainability, with Corian® surfaces playing a pivotal role in redefining the concept of a modern medical environment.

As the home to an esteemed orthopaedic surgeon and a dedicated team of physiotherapists, Melbourne Shoulder and Upper Limb has been meticulously designed to provide comprehensive care to patients. The clinic boasts carefully crafted spaces for initial consultations, treatments, post-operative care, and rehabilitation, ensuring a well-rounded approach to patient wellness.

One of the standout features of the clinic is the custom-designed reception counter, which serves as a sculptural representation of the skeletal anatomy that lies at the core of the clinic’s focus. The use of Corian®, a versatile material, allowed the design team to create a counter that seamlessly blends form and function while embodying the clinic’s commitment to holistic care.

In line with their vision of fostering a warm and tranquil healing environment, the design team consciously deviated from the conventional clinical aesthetic. Natural cork flooring, timber accents, textured wall finishes, and soothing upholsteries create a harmonious contrast against the crisp Cameo White Corian® counter, serving as an inviting focal point for patients as they enter the clinic.

Apart from its aesthetic appeal, the decision to incorporate Corian® Solid Surface into the clinic was driven by extensive research into the material’s benefits. With a shared focus on wellness, the design team recognised the low volatile organic compound (VOC) content, durability, and hygienic qualities of Corian®, making it an ideal choice for a medical setting. This versatile and malleable material provided the freedom to create functional and tactile spaces throughout the clinic, ensuring both patient comfort and safety.

Melbourne Shoulder and Upper Limb stands as a testament to the transformative power of design in healthcare spaces. By prioritizing patient well-being and leveraging cutting-edge materials like Corian®, this visionary clinic is leading the way in reimagining the medical environment, setting new standards for excellence, and providing an uplifting experience for patients seeking comprehensive care.

Photographer Tom Blachford has masterfully captured the essence of the clinic, showcasing the meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail that went into its creation. The Melbourne Shoulder and Upper Limb project serves as an inspiration for future medical clinics, encouraging a shift towards holistic design that seamlessly blends functionality, aesthetics, and the pursuit of wellness.

Project Details

Design By: Melanie Beynon Architecture & Design
Builder: Amity Building Group
Joiner: Amity Building Group
Fabrication: CFM
Photography: Tom Blachford
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