Located in St Albans, Australia, Sunshine Hospital Radiation Therapy Centre at St Albans was designed by Silver Thomas Hanley. Silver Thomas Hanley envision the centre to be a ‘beacon’ of the hospital campus – metaphorically this is expressed as a rainbow curved wall at the main entry for its symbolic connotation with hope; and physically the prominent wall serves as a signifier to the entry, visible from the approach by car or foot. Building orientation anticipates the masterplan vision – a main hospital street running parallel to the north-eastern face of the centre, links it with the redeveloped hospital campus.
The main health planning principle is the conceptual grouping of treatment zones & staff areas and their strategic placement along axial corridors for clear wayfinding. Spatial configuration is further developed based upon sequential patient processes. Cancer patients are vulnerable so travel distances from waiting to treatment nodes are minimised to manage their anxiety.