Vision Australia Office
Sunshine I Victoria
Client : Vision Australia
Status : Completed 2018
Vision Australia engaged N2SH to design and document a new headquarters and retail / clinical hub in Sunshine, in response to the growing demand and changing demography in the Northwestern Suburbs of Melbourne.
The Northwest Office / Hub incorporates clinical consulting facilities (including a dedicated orthoptist room), training and meeting spaces, a comprehensive retail centre, as well as offices and an open plan hot-desk working environment to provide for the picture of on-site and outreach staff members to be based from this new facility.
The entire design wraps around a glazed, open courtyard that offers ambient light throughout, as well as providing a discreet break-out space that can be used year-round due to the large adjustable louvred roof above. Strategic landscape and planting, as well as carefully considered light management help the courtyard to emit a sense of tranquility throughout the facility.
State of the art support areas and amenities, as well as other considerations throughout, make this facility a benchmark in passive accessible design, especially for blind and low-vision clients, guests and personnel.