Box Hill Hospital provides community support to the greater eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and is a major provider of healthcare services for the wider area. Since its opening in 1956, the hospital has benefited from the generosity of individuals, volunteers, local businesses, community groups and auxiliaries who contribute to the diverse history of the hospital.
Housing a number of vacant walls that were being under-utilised, Box Hill Hospital engaged Principle Design to create an innovative and visually engaging outcome. Our solution sought to highlight their diverse history and create a central area to share with visitors. This revitalised space featured a three dimensional signage suite which allows visitors to walkthrough the history of the hospital.
We were supplied with a number of beautiful historic photographs from the 1950’s era and beyond which demonstrate the key moments in the hospital’s many years of service. These iconic photographs became a key visual point used across the branded signage suite, whilst combining the refined typography, a striking colour palette and the multi-layered boards to create a sophisticated new addition to the hospital.
We partnered with Schiavello, a multi-faced construction company, to realise our design to its fullest and undertake easy off-site construction for single-day installation in order minimise disturbance to the hospital and its patients. The new signage was later unveiled with a special launch event in the newly designed space, involving staff, patrons and local community members who gathered together to celebrate the hospitals prodigious history.
Photography by Paul Philipson.