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2017 Winner - Built Environment

Nightingale Housing

Nightingale 1

Nightingale Housing is a not-for-profit enterprise, inspired by Robin Boyd’s small homes service of the 1950s, that works to the Nightingale Model – a new vision for residential developments and city living.

Nightingale Housing works to create housing systems change by supporting, promoting and advocating the Nightingale model, an innovative housing development model that shows sustainability and affordability are compatible, with a focus on creating community.

This model enables like-minded architects to develop design-led multi-residential housing that is environmentally, financially and socially sustainable. It offers an alternative to speculative, high-risk development.

Nightingale 1 by Breathe Architecture in Melbourne’s Brunswick has 20 apartments, all sold to owner-occupiers, housed in a building designed to provide better whole-of-life outcomes for residents and the surrounding community.

The apartments are spacious, generous, simple, affordable and sustainable.

And the building itself creates sustainable outcomes across the environment, across the community, across affordability and across social wellbeing.

There is currently a waitlist of 2500 people who have shown an interest in living in Nightingale model buildings.

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Built Environment finalists 2017