Published 12 December 2016 Three awards for VCCC at Government Design Awards

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) has won three awards at the 2016 Government Design Awards, at a presentation ceremony held in Melbourne today.

Recognition included the top award, Best Project, and also included wins in the commercial architecture and interior design categories.

The awards, run by design collective The Design 100, aim to celebrate the courage of both commissioners and creators of public sector design and innovation projects.

Opened to staff and patients on time and on budget in June 2016 the $1 billion, 130,000-square-metre VCCC is a purpose-built centre-of-excellence for cancer research, treatment, education and care.

It is home to cancer research, clinical services and educational facilities for Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne Health and the University of Melbourne.

Delivered under a public-private partnership, the Victorian Government contracted the Plenary Health consortium comprising Plenary Group, the Grocon / PCL builder joint venture, facilities manager Honeywell to design, build, finance and maintain the project under a 25-year concession.

The STHDI+MCR architecture team that designed the facility for Plenary Health comprises Silver Thomas Hanley, DesignInc and McBride Charles Ryan.

About The Design 100’s Government Design Awards

The Government Design Awards celebrate the courage of both commissioners and creators of design and innovation projects within the public sector. Nominations are across space, object, visual and experience design categories, and the awards culminate with the announcement of best project, best transformation and innovation awards.

The awards are open to all design and innovation projects through local, state and federal government sectors throughout Australia. The awards are organised by The Design 100, a global community of over 75,000 design experts, who also organises the Melbourne and Sydney Design Awards, and the Tech Design Awards.

For more information visit the Government Design Awards website.

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