Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital, Queensland, Conrad Gargett Riddel, Lyons Architecture, ALPOLIC Panels, Builder Abi Group, Photography Dianna Snape

The Lady Cilento Children’s in Brisbane’s Southbank precinct is a colorfully playful architectural marvel. The building features an abundance of chromatic protruding elements that offer a unique interplay with passersby. The building not only serves its function as a children’s hospital and research facility, the site also features an urban park, providing a collective space for the local Southbank community.

The building’s developer Abi Group explains, “The hospital design will incorporate the use of color and space as well as a creative program to create a patient and family friendly environment and enhance clinical outcomes.”

Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital, Queensland, Conrad Gargett Riddel, Lyons Architecture, ALPOLIC Panels, Builder Abi Group, Photography Dianna Snape
©Photography Dianna Snape

The project, designed by Conrad Gargett and Lyons Architecture, utilizes a plethora of ALPOLIC/fr composite finishes. The panels, provided by SGI Architectural, are featured on the building’s louvers and protruding components. As representatives at SGI Architectural describe, “’s versatility and wide range of color options allowed Conrad Gargett Riddel and Lyons to take on an environmental design approach that engaged and absorbed the surrounding elements of the building.”

Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital, Queensland, Conrad Gargett Riddel, Lyons Architecture, ALPOLIC Panels, Builder Abi Group, Photography Dianna Snape
©Photography Dianna Snape

The project’s interior is equally grandiose with high ceilings and playful elements throughout. The project focuses on patient health and wellbeing while creating this wonderfully magical environment that has an abundance of sustainable elements and green spaces to better the lives of patients and staff.

Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital, Queensland, Conrad Gargett Riddel, Lyons Architecture, ALPOLIC Panels, Builder Abi Group, Photography Dianna Snape
©Photography Dianna Snape

The color palette was taken from Queensland’s own native landscape, providing an indigenous vibrancy. The ALPOLIC panels utilize Lumiflon resin . FEVE-based coating systems provide architectural surfaces with exceptional , even in the face of UV radiation, water, and salt. Additionally, the use of FEVE resins, versus , allows for unparalleled color and providing the brightest and longest lasting ACM panels available.

Photography ©Dianna Snape via ArchDaily

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