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Bendigo Hospital Landscape Tour

Architect: Silver Thomas Hanley and Bates Smart 2017, Landscape Architect – Oculus 2017

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Building Description

The Bendigo Hospital, the largest regional hospital development in Victoria, delivers world-class healthcare facilities and provides a welcoming, holistic and positive environment that promotes wellbeing.

The winner of many awards including the 2019 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Award of Excellence for Civic Architecture, 2018 Australian Institute of Architects (National) Sir Zelman Cowen award for Public Architecture and 2017 Premiers Sustainability Regional Recognition Award, the new Bendigo Hospital was undertaken by Exemplar Health as Private Public Partnership with the Victorian Government.

The hospital is a significant civic building that considers the needs of patients, staff and the community and offers a tranquil and caring environment through the integration of architecture, landscaping, health planning and evidence-based design. Landscaped courtyards, green roofs, Dja Dja Wurrung and Chinese gardens reflect the cultural diversity of the regions history, and views towards the landscape characterise the design.

The building’s design team collaborated from the outset with Landscape architects OCULUS (with Paul Thompson). Central to the landscape architectural approach was the idea of connections and kindness; providing legible connectivity within the precinct and to the city through a diversity of landscape spaces from community to collaborative and private spaces.

What's On

Pre-booked tours led by landscape architects, Oculus will visit the landscaped therapeutic gardens and a selection of internal courtyard spaces.

Need to Know

  • Open: Saturday 26 October 10am-4pm

  • Tour Type: Bookings Required, $5

  • Tour Details: Tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, running for 45 minutes in groups of 20

  • Access: Fully accessible, all ages

  • Notes: Toilets available. Bookings open 8.30am Monday 14 October, sharp. Read our booking tips to avoid disappointment.

  • Building Type: Landscape

  • Architecture Era: Contemporary (2001- current)

  • Transport: Paid Parking ($2 per hour) is available in the multideck carpark, accessed from Arnold or Lucan Streets. The hospital can be accessed from the multideck carpark via the Level 2 air link bridge. Receive 15% off GoGet with the code OHM15, see Top Tips For A Great Weekend page for more details.

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  • Photo Credit: John Gollings


100 Barnard Street, Bendigo VIC


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