Barunga Village
Port Broughton, South Australia

The Hodgkison team was committed to delivering innovation in dementia care architecture for the well-established Barunga Village at Port Broughton. Barunga Village is one of a select number of residential aged care facilities in Australia with dementia care houses adopting the innovative Butterfly Model of Care which has delivered tangible results globally through the engagement of residents in a nurturing and stimulating environment.

Internally, spaces have been detailed to achieve clean contemporary finishes, with strong attention to detail focused on resident amenity. Colours, textures and finishes strongly follow the Butterfly Model of Care to provide colour and orientation cues for residents. Externally, the architecture balances efficient planning with scale articulation. Creative use of Hebel panels results in a striking colour finish, inspired by coastal weatherboard architecture.

Each house is welcoming, engaging and uniquely themed to assist with resident wayfinding and a sense of well-being. The new 32 bed building comprises 4 houses over 2 storeys. Designed with clusters of 8 bedrooms, each house has its own kitchen, social spaces and laundry facilities, promoting enriched and authentic living.