Minda Stage One - Residential Accommodation
Aplin Cook Gardner were engaged as a sub-consultant to GHD Woodhead to undertake the Project Administration role for architecture and interior design for the construction of the Minda residential precinct for Minda.
The project involved the construction of 17 one and two bed apartments, 8 individual 4 bedroom houses and 2 exceptional needs dwellings as well as the new street, Bonython Place for residents that Minda support.
Minda provides accommodation and support for people with intellectual disability and often physical disability. The design focused on person centred thinking with providing each resident a choice about how and who they want to live with. The fundamental goal was to de-institutionalist the accommodation and provide a community integrated into the existing surroundings. Universal design principles, accessible design, consideration on materials and colour, identity, equality and intuitive living were key principles.