SILVER THOMAS HANLEY & BUILT
ROYAL PERTH HOSPITAL MENTAL HEALTH UNIT
Architects Silver Thomas Hanley specified Discus for the assisted design, production and installation of signage and graphics needed for a new Mental Health Unit at Royal Perth Hospital.
The new mental health facility is a purpose built, short stay unit with 12 beds to treat inpatients.
The project involved working with project builder Built, architect Silver Thomas Hanley and contributing artist Anya Brock, to deliver a range of signage and graphics that complied with the Office of Clinical Psychologists & Australian Standards.
WHAT WE DELIVERED
As a specialised facility that is dealing with vulnerable patients, it was an exercise in design as much as manufacture.
Our design studio worked to follow through on Silver Thomas Hanley’s design intent that incorporated the use of Australian flora.
Unique designs by artist Anya Brock featured on wall graphics that were printed at photographic quality so sharp that brushstroke texture is clearly depicted.
As an anti-ligature facility, consideration of material thickness, shape and longevity was a driving factor to achieve the outcome of a safe and comfortable facility for its occupants.
The facility also caters for all non-abled bodied employees, visitors & patients. We produced 3D printed wayfinding signage with braille onto 8mm Tasmanian Oak veneer.
Cultural acknowledgement is also present throughout the building, and was incorporated into acrylic and timber signage.
This project demonstrates how well considered colour, graphics and natural textures can work together to create a tastefully uplifting space.
It was a pleasure working with all project stakeholders to deliver a meaningful and respectful place for healing.