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Royal Hobart Hospital takes you on a ”A Trip to the Antarctic!”

At Surface Squared we are so excited to showcase K-Block of the Royal Hobart Hospital designed by Lyons Architecture! The project was completed in early 2020 and has delivered many firsts for the RHH.

The initial brief from the RHH was quite broad – a wow factor and something that would make the kids excited. The theme that was integrated throughout was “A trip to the Antarctic*” which was represented in the walls, corridors, lighting bedheads and flooring. 

Architects: Lyons in collaboration with Terrior Client: Tasmanian Department of Health Builder: John Holland Fairbrother Joint Venture Photography: John Gollings Product: Digital Print

Andim Taip from Lyons said “For the lift lobby, this theme was further emphasised with the wall panelling and the ceiling lights. The lights were designed to resemble the Aurora Australis. The wall panelling includes a map of the routes from Hobart and New Zealand which were taken from the Australian Arctic Division. The routes included the voyage to the Australian Arctic Research Facilities from Hobart and whale watching expeditions from Wellington. The use of orange in the waiting area was designed to resemble the refuge huts in Antarctica.”

custom digital print onto High Pressure Laminate was produced for the lift surrounds reflecting this journey. The surrounding timber grain is 381 Microline HPL. Our Stratificato compact laminate was used in 13mm and 20mm for furniture and joinery in 620 SEI-Due and 486 SEI. 

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