Building a healthier community: Coffs Harbour
The $12 million Health Sciences Building is a dynamic gateway health precinct to Southern Cross University in Coffs Harbour. Boasting a stunning passive solar building design and inspired by the biomechanics of movement, it incorporates an integrated running track that passes externally and internally, allowing for the capture of synchronised movement data.
The building contains:
- Seven laboratories
- Innovative teaching spaces
- An external yarning circle learning space which features local Indigenous medicinal plants
- Multi-purpose learning and research spaces
- Cutting edge occupational therapy labs fitted with specialised adaptive and accessible kitchen, laundry and bathroom teaching spaces.
The yarning and healing circle has been modelled and named after Aunty Bea Ballangarry