Positioned in the heart of Logan Central, Brisbane and directly opposite the Woodridge Train Station this facility is in a strategic position to provide health services to the local Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander population.
The organisation offers primary health care in a large range of areas from GP and dental services through to providing child safety and youth services.
The landscape has several design initiatives including an outdoor space that is known as a 'Yarning Circle'. This Yarning Circle is an interface for indigenous knowledge and communication that
demonstrates respectful interaction between people. It provides a forum for honest communication and shared responsibility.
In a Yarning Circle, all participants are considered equal, a concept that is reinforced by the circular form. The creation of a comfortable and relaxing environment surrounded by extensive vegetation and organic materials aim to reduce the impacts of adjacent built form.
Other landscape concepts include decorative pavements and banding, overhead wires trained with vertical growing climbers, streetscapes in accordance with Logan City Council standards and a lush atrium space central to the building.
Streetscape works will improve the amenity of the building frontage, and will include the provision of a wide footpath, seating, rubbish bins, shade trees and planting beds.
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service