Baptcare Templestowe Orchids Community, Doncaster East
Location: Doncaster East
The staged redevelopment of this ageing in place community involves a new 150-bed residential aged care facility, 142 new independent living apartments across four buildings, a community centre and underground car parking.
The design concept revolves around the notion of a village and encourages interaction between residents. A key feature is the landscaped pedestrian spine which connects each of the buildings and transforms into a ‘village centre’ in the middle of the site. Clustered around this core are a wellbeing centre, lounge, cafe/restaurant and other activity buildings – similar to the structure of a traditional town centre.