Northern Hospital Carpark

Efficient use of existing sloping topography with simple yet effective planning added value to a design & construct approach.

PMDL were engaged by ATCO to provide the planning and concept design to support their Design and Construction Tender for the Northern Hospital carpark in Epping, Melbourne.

The design was a response to a brief for a 6 storey, 1187 car space with related facilities.  Finding opportunity within the constraints of the site to maximise efficiency delivered an additional 50 carparking places.  Our design took inspiration from the local areas indigenous and geological significance as we developed 4 narratives; “Edgars Creek” – meandering pattern, “Waterfall” – Silurian Sandstone rock pattern, “Cliff Escarpment” – Melbourne geology chevron pattern, “River Red & Yellow Gum Eucalyptus Trees” – bark patterns. These concepts would be integrated and expressed on the buildings alternating angled perforated facades to reflect the local environment and culture. 


LOCATION Epping, VIC, Australia

STATUS Concept Design

YEAR 2020


We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Country on which this project is sited, the people of the Wurundjeri Willum Clan. We pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.