The Esplanade Medical and Dental

  • area / size 3,660 sqft
  • Completed 2021
  • Location Sydney, Australia,
  • Evoke Projects used a thoughtful layout for easy flow at Esplanade Medical and Dental in Sydney, Australia.

    The Esplanade Medical and Dental Centre’s mission was to create a fresh and modern patient centric multi-disciplinary medical centre, for the up-and-coming Norwest lakeside precinct. The facility is to include GP consult rooms, dental surgeries, physio rooms, treatment space and a pathology suite.

    Inspired by the lakeside view, the aesthetic design direction for the overall space aimed to be calming, inclusive and biophilic where possible. This saw the implementation of nature inspired finishes, with custom designed joinery and thoroughfare flooring, emulating oak timber tones, marble stone elements to reception desk and a palette of warm whites and earthy terracotta accents with hints of tranquil green and blues hues.

    Evoke Projects were also employed to develop and design the graphic branding for the new practice. The logo was designed to embody and reflect the values of the practice and atmosphere of the interior space being clean, fluid, approachable and caring.

    The introduction of curving forms to joinery pieces, wall elements and feature lighting helps to encourage a friendly, relaxed welcoming approach to reception and waiting zone.

    Natural light is an essential biophilic aspect, however, all too often isn’t available or missed in medical space fit outs. Given the double height space and large glazed facade to the proposed tenancy, we wanted to capitalise on the high ceilings and glazed elevations and utilised one-way graphic film to perimeter allowed light and views into the spaces and external branding but also helped maintain essential patient privacy.

    The patient flow and practice layout, critical to the daily function of the facility starts with initial client touch point in the spacious reception and comfortable waiting. This then flows on to the main corridor or spine of the centre which branches off into its integral client interfacing zones and heart of the practice consisting of 6 generous sized consult rooms, 2 physio spaces with one being multi-functional to hold small group exercise classes, 3 dental surgeries with sterilization and OPG xray facilities and a 3 bed treatment clinic.

    Staff retention is also an important aspect to the business and practice. The overall design was to focus on the functionality of each of the specialised medical spaces for all employees, as well as keeping in mind staff wellbeing with good access to amenities and a comfortable team breakout room with lockers for personal storage.

    Design: Evoke Projects
    Photography: Huw Lambert