Auckland City Hospital is New Zealand’s largest a public hospital, as well as one of the oldest medical facilities of the country. It is a publicly funded hospital, run by the Auckland District Health Board since 2001.


Aurecon and Chow Hill Architects worked with the Auckland District Health Board on the new state-of-the-art Adult Rehabilitation Stroke Unit. A care and rehabilitation unit delivered in a single setting that would improve the learnings of Stroke recovery for both patients and staff.  The new development would incorporate shared spaces, and bring in natural elements to compliment murals, architecture, flooring, and lighting. A biophilic design that focuses on wellness and enhancing the patient experience.



Collaborating with our client Aurecon, Energylight was able to offer a series of compliant lighting solutions for this exciting new project.  New Zealand Made Energyline 75R with COI certification was used throughout the corridor spaces providing a clean, uncluttered result. This solution offered excellent vertical illumination on the core walls showcasing murals of New Zealand flora and fauna while also offering illuminated way finding for both patients and visitors when moving through the space. Lumencore Nano downlights which offer exceptional visual comfort were selected for the ward spaces. 2200k colour temperature was specified together with dim to dark capabilities for use at night, allowing staff to carry out patient checks without any disruption.



Delivering a contemporary design that evokes an ambiance of open space and holistic care, complete with a New Zealand native theme, is a positive outcome for the new facility. The Energyline lighting solutions provide a fit for purpose and aesthetically pleasing install.

This development is a step closer for Auckland DHB and its mission to create sufficient hospital capacity to cater to Auckland's rapidly growing and aging population. 

Allied Health Director Anna McRae at Auckland DHB “We’ve created Taiao Ora, meaning a wellness environment, as a safe, healing space to support patients on their rehabilitation journey to improved health and wellbeing; as well as a number of shared spaces to encourage whānau involvement. We’ve brought in natural elements – including harakeke, kawakawa, tui, pōhatu and awa through the use of large murals, colours, textures, lighting and flooring.” 


(source: Scoop Health)


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