St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales
Corian® was selected as the primary wall lining material for the refurbishment of Operating Rooms at St Vincents Private Hospital Sydney, following a collaborative prototyping process including rigorous bacterial, chemical, stain and impact resistance testing. Critically, the seamless joining capabilities of Corian® allowed the walls to be constructed without any visible conventional joints which are natural weak points when striving for a completely clean environment.
The refurbishment was completed within an existing building and the flexible detailing properties of Corian® accommodated building movements and vibrations. The seamless joining, forming and lighting attributes of Corian® allowed exacting functional requirements with an aesthetically driven response. Radius-formed corners further assist with the ease of surface cleaning, which is essential in sterile environments such as Operating Rooms. Wall-washing perimeter lighting enhance the purity of Glacier White Corian® and distribute light evenly and without shadow.
The contrasting Corian® Colour Aspen was used to establish a ‘Services Reticulation Zone’, intended to rationalise the complexities inherent with medical services and associated outlets in Operating Rooms. The entirety of Corian® was cut, formed and pre-assembled off-site, significantly reducing site times and ensuring accuracy upon installation.
The client has embarked on a further programme of Operating Room refurbishment utilising Corian® as the selected wall lining.
Joiner/builder: Cadwell Construction & Interiors Pty Ltd
Corian Fabricator: Benchmark Architectural Joinery Pty Ltd in conjunction with Norford Industries.
Joint Winners - Corian Design Awards 2015 (Edition 2)