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Middle Head Denouement by Louise Eddie

Centre for assisted suicide

This project responds to the increasing demands of an ageing population and growing speculation surrounding our right to die. With the possibility of physician-assisted suicide – voluntary euthanasia – becoming legalised in the near future, an alternative to the traditional hospital will be required as a place for these deaths to occur.

Architecturally the design aims to respond strongly to its landscape; harnessing the awe experienced with views of Sydney harbour — a vista framed by the heads, the ocean, the sky and the horizon. Here, in a place of sublime beauty, the ill who have accepted death can grasp the reality, the infinite — with nobility and humility. A ritual to end it all.