Project Description

Orygen Youth Health Centre

The Orygen and Orygen Youth Health (OYH) Centre in Parkville is a world-leading youth mental health facility. The new purpose-built centre was designed by Billard Leece Partnership. Vistek engineers worked closely with Vicbeam and Kane Constructions, the builders, to enable the fantastic designs to take shape.

The building features tree-like Radiata Pine glulam structures branching out across the ceiling. Exposed timber ripples wave-like across the walls. Timber settings transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. Glulam beams frame the views out the windows to the bush beyond. The building won the 2019 European Healthcare Design Awards for Mental Health Design.

Photos courtesy of Vicbeam.