Bendigo TAFE: Health and Community Centre of Excellence
Architect: ClareHopkinsClarke, 2018
A tired red-brick building, on the corner of Chapel and McCrae Streets in Bendigo, has been transformed into a modern, open and highly functional Health and Community Centre of Excellence (HACCOE).
The new centre presents a striking and impressive sight on the corner of McCrae and Chapel Streets, featuring a sculptural ‘community ribbon’ wrapped around the building, and beautifully landscaped outdoor areas for staff, students and the broader community to enjoy.
The contemporary glass façade and new entrances have opened up the campus to the community, providing a transparent, engaging interface with the street that celebrates the activity and learning within, and provides an abundance of natural light to aid productivity and wellbeing for students and teachers.
The Bendigo TAFE HACCOE has been purpose built to meet the needs of the growing local health industry. With an emphasis on practical training, the centre boasts purpose-built workplace-simulated training facilities incorporating the latest industry-standard training equipment, to recreate environments and situations faced in nursing, health support services, aged care, home care, pathology, and early childhood education and care.
An active and vibrant space, students have access to adaptable learning spaces that encourage collaboration, break-out and private study.
Cnr McCrae and Chapel Streets, Bendigo VIC