The Canberra Hospital Paediatrics Ward

The project’s aim was to refurbish the children’s ward of The Canberra Hospital to rationalise and co-locate all paediatric functions and also to provide a more appropriate environment for children despite its location in the main central block of the hospital.

The concept or idea is ‘cartoon’ – a framework where children of all ages can invent or imagine their own stories, or simply that the spaces feel ‘familiar,’ ‘fun’ or ‘homely’. Abstract themes range from The City, Rainforest, The Desert, and The Beach.

Paedatrics Ward Canberra Hospital
The Canberra Hospital Paediatrics Ward
Paedatrics Ward Canberra Hospital
Paedatrics Ward Canberra Hospital
Photography by Ben Wrigley