LOGAN ROAD DENTAL PRACTICE & MULTI-RESIDENTIAL
Upper Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Would definitely recommend MWA to others. A pleasure to work with. Made a difficult journey, easy. Knowledgeable and helpful.

DR JOHN GOOLEY | PROPRIETOR

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Located on a prominent corner site, Mark Williams Architects were engaged to assist in the creation of a family dental surgery. In conjunction with that, we were asked to investigate whether the design could assist in meeting the client’s capital costs. Following detailed investigations into planning constraints and the cost implications of a number of strategies, we concluded that a mixed use development, namely the dental surgery and two residential units, would provide the client with the greatest flexibility.

The final design is composed of a four-room dental surgery and car park at ground level with two 2-bedroom residences above. Separate entrances to the surgery and residences are carefully articulated to assist with building legibility, and to ensure the residential component remains private in spite of the traffic generated by the dental surgery.

As is our want, of primary consideration in the design of the dental surgery is the experience of the patient. With dental work traditionally feared by most of us, MWA sort to use the architecture to make the experience more pleasant. This has been primarily achieved through the juxtaposition of operatory theatres with a meditative landscaped courtyard and connecting the two via large, sound-proof picture-glass windows. This provides operatory spaces that are light and with a focus beyond the activity of the space.

COMMENCED
2004

CURRENT STATUS
Completed 2008

SERVICES
Design
Contract Documentation
Contract Administration

BUILDER
Wally Williams Constructions Pty. Ltd.

IMAGES
Mindi Cook