Northern Dental

CLIENT: Oral Health Tasmania
LOCATION: Launceston, Tasmania
YEAR: Repurposed in 2014
CONTRACTOR: VOS Construction and Joinery

Clean modern lines and an innovative photovoltaic façade are hallmarks of this critical health redevelopment.

Situated in Kelham Street Launceston, the Oral Health Northern Education Centre project scope was for the refurbishment and extension to existing facilities. The project brief was for a dedicated clerical placement facility, with the design intervention looking to expand on the current services and respond to the present and future needs.

At the core of the project was the functionally of not only the new spaces independently, but also how the new insertions integrate with the existing building occupation to form a cohesive operation.

The design language itself is modest and responsive. As a juxtaposition to the clean, simple aesthetic of the horizontal datum, the flooring becomes a canvas of playful shapes and movements, offering a more organic and subtle expression of placemaking and wayfinding.