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Nightingale 2

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Conceived by Six Degrees Architects and delivered in collaboration with HIP V. HYPE, Nightingale 2 is the second completed Nightingale project. Nightingale 2 is situated next to Fairfield Railway Station in Melbourne’s north. Its rare ‘island’ site allows light and cross-ventilation throughout the building, with every apartment enjoying north-facing living areas and bedrooms looking out to the south.

Six Degrees envisioned the mass of the building material interrupted down the centre and across the skyline, with greenery emerging through the core and across the rooftop like a ruin. Open, external walkways provide engagement with the street below, from where passers-by can see timber accents adding warmth to heavy concrete facades.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which Nightingale 1 stands. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters, and culture.

Design features

  • Fossil fuel-free
  • Average 8.2 stars NatHERS rating
  • 15kW photovoltaic array
  • Low embodied energy materials
  • Embedded electricity network (100% GreenPower)
  • Rainwater collected for common area use and commercial tenancy toilets
  • Hydronic underfloor heating
  • Energy efficient heat pump hot water system
  • Open-air, street-facing walkways
  • Shared rooftop with veggie patches, communal laundry and fireplace
  • Ample secure bicycle parking, close to public transport and car share options, no private car spaces

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Awards

  • 2019 BPN Sustainability Awards — Multiple Dwelling
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Specs & Team

Status
Completion
2019
Location
Fairfield, VIC
Part of Precinct
Apartment Mix

4 x 1 BR
16 x 2 BR
3 x Commercial

Community Housing

1 home allocated to WPI

Architects
Six Degrees Architects

Development Manager
HIP V. HYPE

Builder‍
Atelier Projects

Photography
Tess Kelly,
Tom Ross,
Kate Longley

Meet a resident

I am so grateful to be a part of the wonderful NG2 community. We share meals, lemons, a particular wrench, advice, camping trips and more. It’s like having your own mini world wide web in-house.
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