To create additional facilities and to provide a modern statement on arrival, KPA was appointed to undertake an internal and external refurbishment, as well as some alterations to the building envelope.
On approach, visitors are greeted by a stone-clad porte-cochère, which utilises the existing structure to create a functional statement. The external walls have been rendered and new entry signage added. Internally, glossy travertine flooring stretches through the expansive entry foyer, past the refurbished reception and offices to the right and through into the community facilities. In place of the original central courtyard sits the new reading deck, library and IT nook. The ethereal illumination of the coffered ceilings contrasts with the bamboo floor boards to create a peaceful and inviting space. The dining and bar areas extend through bi-fold doors into new alfresco and barbeque areas, creating flexible, trans-seasonal spaces in which residents can socialise. Amenities including a physiotherapy room, hairdresser, staff room and toilets have also been relocated and upgraded, together providing a high quality asset for the residents and the Bethanie Group.
The Bethanie Group
Menora, Western Australia