Flinders University’s Northern Territory Medical Program (NTMP) facility located at Charles Darwin University (CDU) campus last month received the highest honour at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2012 Northern Territory Architecture Awards.
The facility – designed and built by DKJ Projects.architecture and Woodhead and which incorporates CDU’s Allied Health Infrastructure (Pharmacy) – won The Tracy Memorial Award, the Reverend John Flynn Award for Public Architecture, the People’s Choice Award and received a commendation in the COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture.
The NTMP, which allows up to 24 Territory students to undergo their entire medical training in the Northern Territory each year, is part of the Flinders NT Cluster of Flinders University’s School of Medicine.
The awards jury noted the “impressive university initiative…provided the architects with a complex and ambitious brief that they have embraced enthusiastically”.
“In response to the innovative program…intended to recruit indigenous students, the architects have provided a building that avoids the institutional flavour of many hospitals, clinics and universities with buildings that are lively, generous, open, shaded and comfortable.”