About the Cancer Survivorship Centre
In designing the region’s first cancer survivorship centre it was the Cancer Foundation’s vision to create a home-away-from-home for cancer survivors and their families. Nestled beside the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Park, the Foundation's survivorship centre is a place of quiet refuge and reflection, support and empowerment during the cancer journey.
The interior of the Centre is warm and welcoming, with all elements centered on creating a calm and relaxing atmosphere for all who visit.
Designers went to great lengths to incorporate the five Wu Xing elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood – to help provide balance and harmony to the lives of cancer survivors.
It is believed these elements, working in symbioses, will aid in the healing and coping with the disease.
Earth-friendly materials and products were also used to help achieve a holistic approach. The centre features rubber flooring, energy-efficient lighting, appliances, and low-VOC emitting paints and adhesives. The Centre also features radiant floor heating.