Aranui Home and Hospital, Mt Albert, Auckland
Situated in Mt Albert, this privately owned and operated facility was expanded with hospital rooms and a 25 bed purpose designed dementia unit. The unit was designed around a central courtyard and a protected jacaranda tree, to provide safe walking routes. An aviary divides the outdoor spaces. A protected heritage villa was relocated and integrated as a common lounge/dining space, also providing a familiar interior environment for many residents. Extensive fire safety upgrading was carried out throughout the site.