St Vincent’s Private Hospital – Operating rooms
DuPont™ Corian® Solid Surface was selected as the primary wall lining material for the refurbishment of Operating Rooms at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney, following a collaborative prototyping process including rigorous bacterial, chemical, stain and impact resistance testing.
Critically, the seamless joining capabilities of Corian® allowed the walls to be constructed without any visible conventional joints which are natural weak points when striving for a completely clean environment. The refurbishment was completed within an existing building and the flexible detailing properties of Corian® accommodated building movements and vibrations.
Impressively, on-site construction began on the 24th of December 2014 and only seven working days into the programme the full structure of both operating rooms had been assembled, significantly reducing the construction time and impact on the adjacent live operating theatres and surrounding hospital environment.
The seamless joining, forming and lighting attributes of DuPont™ Corian® allowed exacting functional requirements with an aesthetically driven response.
Radius-formed corners further assist with the ease of surface cleaning, which is essential in sterile environments such as Operating Rooms.
Wall-washing perimeter lighting enhance the purity of DuPont™ Corian® in Glacier White colour and distribute light evenly and without shadow.
The contrasting Aspen colour of DuPont™ Corian® was used to establish a ‘Services Reticulation Zone’, intended to rationalise the complexities inherent with medical services and associated outlets in Operating Rooms. The entirety of DuPont™ Corian® was cut, formed and pre-assembled off-site, significantly reducing site times and ensuring accuracy upon installation.
The client has embarked on a further programme of Operating Room refurbishment utilising DuPont™ Corian® as the selected wall lining.
Corian® is available from CASF Australia. Visit www.casf.com.au or phone 1300 267 426
Designer: Angel Mahchut Pty Ltd
Builder: Cadwell Construction & Interiors Pty Ltd
DuPont™ Corian® fabricator: Norford Industries in conjunction with Benchmark Architectural Joinery Pty Ltd.
Photos: Kevin Chamberlain Photography
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