Part of Nightingale Village, Nightingale Evergreen offers 27 sustainable new homes for individuals and families of varying scales, incorporating a ground floor commercial tenancy to service the local community. CCA was both the developer and architect for the project, developing housing that has the quality of a single-family home with the unique amenity afforded to multi-residential dwellings.
Comprising 203 homes across six buildings, Nightingale Village is a zero-gas, medium-density residential precinct located in the heart of vibrant Brunswick. Clare Cousins Architects, Architecture architecture, Austin Maynard Architects, Breathe, Hayball and Kennedy Nolan came together to create the precinct, setting a new standard for sustainable, community-centred design.
The complex team of multiple architectural practices and numerous consultants cooperated to include shared infrastructure across all buildings. Across the precinct 27 homes were allocated to community housing providers, offering secure, long-term accommodation to those most in need. Apartments are designed for a diversity of occupants and offer flexibility of living spaces, and purchaser involvement and consultation.
Each building was designed according to the social, environmental and financial sustainability principles of Nightingale Housing, with homes created for people, not profit. Under the Nightingale approach, homes are sold at-cost to owner-occupiers (not investors), encouraging the formation of sustainable communities over the long term.
Clare Cousins, Oliver Duff, Tara Ward, Candice Chan