Mason Clinic E Tū Tanekaha

Security and Protection in a Calm Domestic Environment

Mason Clinic E Tū Tanekaha
Mason Clinic E Tū Tanekaha
Mason Clinic E Tū Tanekaha
Mason Clinic E Tū Tanekaha

Project Credits

Client

Waitemata District Health Board

Date Completed

May 2021

Sector

Health

Awards
Project Lead

Anner Chong

Chow:Hill’s collaborative design ethos came to the fore in the development of the Mason Clinic’s latest forensic mental health unit.

Mason Clinic E Tū Tanekaha is an inpatient assessment and treatment facility for mentally disabled offenders that focuses on inpatient and community rehabilitation. The new, standalone, forensic healthcare unit, has been designed as a state-of-the-art acute facility for the care and rehabilitation of patients with mental illness.

The facility, which includes 15 medium secure inpatient beds, each with its own ensuite, creates a calm and secure environment. Two de-escalation rooms and a de-escalation lounge, a secure vehicle entry, patient lounge and dining area, a sensory modulation room, gym, an admissions area and secure staff offices and a common room, surround two internal courtyards, which provide outdoor activity space, and allow for natural daylight to filter into the internal communal areas.

A staff base area, which provides visual and spatial connections throughout the whole building, also allows for staff observation of patients.

The new building, which evokes the stance and stature of the tanekaha tree, has been designed to flexibly accommodate different patient populations requiring secure care in a clinical and culturally appropriate environment.

E TῡTanekaha represents a significant milestone in the major programme of remediation repairs and facility upgrades across the Auckland Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services site at Pt Chevalier.

Photography by: Caroline Ducobu

Mason Clinic E Tū Tanekaha

Project Overview

Client

Waitemata District Health Board

Status

May 2021

Chow:Hill’s collaborative design ethos came to the fore in the development of the Mason Clinic’s latest forensic mental health unit.

Mason Clinic E Tū Tanekaha is an inpatient assessment and treatment facility for mentally disabled offenders that focuses on inpatient and community rehabilitation. The new, standalone, forensic healthcare unit, has been designed as a state-of-the-art acute facility for the care and rehabilitation of patients with mental illness.

The facility, which includes 15 medium secure inpatient beds, each with its own ensuite, creates a calm and secure environment. Two de-escalation rooms and a de-escalation lounge, a secure vehicle entry, patient lounge and dining area, a sensory modulation room, gym, an admissions area and secure staff offices and a common room, surround two internal courtyards, which provide outdoor activity space, and allow for natural daylight to filter into the internal communal areas.

A staff base area, which provides visual and spatial connections throughout the whole building, also allows for staff observation of patients.

The new building, which evokes the stance and stature of the tanekaha tree, has been designed to flexibly accommodate different patient populations requiring secure care in a clinical and culturally appropriate environment.

E TῡTanekaha represents a significant milestone in the major programme of remediation repairs and facility upgrades across the Auckland Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services site at Pt Chevalier.

Photography by: Caroline Ducobu

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Mason Clinic E Tū Tanekaha

Project Credits

Client

Mason Clinic E Tū Tanekaha

Status

In Progress

Project Type

Health

Awards

 

Project Lead

Anner Chong

Design Team

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