As the first Nightingale building in regional Victoria, Nightingale Ballarat strives to be an example of how community-centric buildings can be created in regional contexts.
Generous communal areas and landscaping are located at the ground floor, as well as a rooftop space with laundry facilities, productive gardens, and communal social spaces on the rooftop. Creating a sense of public generosity, the ground floor provides a landscaped forecourt to Davey Street with an abutting café space, enhancing street activation. A simple palette of robust materials harmonises with nearby trees and greenery, resulting in a building that reflects its context and surrounds.
We are proud to acknowledge the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which Nightingale Ballarat stands. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.