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Armadale Medical Centre – Wattletree Road - Armadale - $4,800,000

CUTTING-EDGE architecture and medical amenities have been successfully combined in this light-filled Armadale orthodontic and surgery centre.

The three-storey building, which was designed by Caulfield-based architect Adam Tugendhaft, has the sharp minimalist feel so strongly associated with contemporary design.

An eye-catching exterior includes materials sourced from around the world. You could even say the building’s shell represents an international artistic-style blending. These elements include inter-locking red autumn VMZinc cladding from France, INAX feature tiles from Japan, aluminium cladding from the United States, tile veneers from Italy as well as a feature laser-cut steel panel made in Melbourne by Entanglements studio. And local outfit Toucan Forged Glass provided the hand-made designer glazing to the front entry doors. That international theme is continued inside with mosaic tiles from Turkey, feature wall tiles from Japan, stone slabs from Italy and timber-look floor tiling from Spain.

The interior has been geared to be warm and inviting for patients and staff alike, with plenty of natural light bathing its confines courtesy of strategically placed windows and skylights. A Japanese water garden to the ground floor consulting rooms adds to the centre’s relaxed ambience while user-friendly features such as an  internet kiosk, refreshment zone and “brush and make-up’’ area in the waiting room should be a hit with visitors.

Billings Long director Damien Long describes the project “as exceptional’’.

“It’s a cutting-edge building with all the bells and whistles,’’ he says. “It has a high quality finish and has been warmly received by both the (building) industry and the public alike.’’

The building’s co-owner, Alex Yusupov, says he is “delighted with finishes and attention to detail’’.

“I like the solidity of the building,’’ Alex says. “The architect’s intent has been fully expressed. I wanted it to be modern and inviting. I wanted it to be functional and yet to stand out from the crowd.’’

The thoughtfully placed windows and skylights provide the light and spacious vibe in a building which has oral surgery and radiology amenities on the middle level and orthodontic facilities and a pediatric dentistry services on the upper level. The basement is in effect a super below-ground-level garage.

Alex believes the natural light and interior colour schemes will help to make visitors and patients feel welcome.

“The finishes – beige, brown and off-white –  have been designed to make it warm and inviting,’’ he says. “And we have focused on getting a lot of natural light. The five skylights upstairs and the large window to the rear of that level have helped to achieve that.’’


Project Value: $4,800,000