Setting the Standard: Australia's role in modern hospital design 1925-1960

Grant number: DP0771644 | Funding period: 2007 - 2011



The national benefit of this project will be the greater understanding of how the built form - from the micro to the macro level - of Australian hospitals have brought together aspects of social reform, medicine and architecture to become key community buildings. Economic benefit may be derived from: 1) the transfer of this knowledge to current hospital architects and planners through greater understanding of the past and incorporation of innovative ideas and practices; 2) the creation of robust heritage frameworks for considering preservation and adaptive re-use of hospital buildings; and 3) to demonstrate the benefits of global engagement to Australian architecture and society.

University of Melbourne Researchers