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Hermanus Community Day Centre
  • Location: Hermanus
  • Client: Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape
  • Status: Work in Progress

A new health centre to replace and upgrade existing facilities in and around Hermanus. The centre provides an integrated out-patient service including:

  • acute and chronic care
  • mother and child services
  • infectious disease care
  • oral health care
  • physical rehabilitation
  • pharmacy

A key design consideration was the experience of public waiting areas, where the vast majority of a patient’ s time will be spent during a visit.  A series of public waiting areas is organised along a central circulation spine and there is a clear progression from publicly accessible to more private, defensible spaces.  The healthcare architecture makes abstract reference to the vernacular language of plastered brick walls and metal roofs.