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Nightingale Evergreen

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The Village
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With only 27 apartments, Nightingale Evergreen is the smallest building in the Village and boasts a direct connection to Bulleke-bek Park on West Street.

Textured concrete external walls define the lower floors of the building, for seasonal vegetation to adorn. Upper floors are expressed by a deep green metal skin with steel framing members supporting balconies open to the sky. At ground level verdant plantings line the building’s colonnade entry, which is open-air and washed in afternoon sun. The entry leads to a central garden, and an open-air stair connecting the two halves of the building, allowing generous light and ventilation through the centre and all habitable rooms.

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

Design features

  • Fossil fuel-free
  • Average 8.1 stars NatHERS rating
  • 25.6kW photovoltaic array
  • Low embodied energy materials
  • Embedded electricity network (100% GreenPower)
  • Embedded commercial-grade internet network
  • Rainwater collected for common area use and commercial tenancy toilets
  • Hydronic heater panels
  • Energy efficient heat pump hot water system
  • Shared rooftop with veggie patches and communal laundry
  • Includes Teilhaus apartments
  • Ample secure bicycle parking, close to public transport and easy access to 10+ car share vehicles at The Village

Media & press

Awards

  • 2024
    WILD Design Awards
    Multi Residential - Constructed (Silver)
  • 2024
    WILD Design Awards
    Environmental Sustainability (Silver)
  • 2024
    ArchitectureAU Award for Social Impact
    (Shortlisted)
  • 2024
    Australian Design Awards
    Better Future, Environmental Sustainability (Gold)
  • 2024
    Australian Design Awards
    Architecture, Multi Residential (Silver)
  • 2023
    Victorian Premier’s Design Awards
    Highly Commended (Architectural Design)
  • 2023
    National Architecture Awards
    Commendation for Urban Design
  • 2023
    National Architecture Awards
    David Oppenheim Award for Sustainable Architecture
  • 2023
    National Architecture Awards
    Frederick Romberg Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
  • 2023
    Design Anthology Awards
    Sustainability
  • 2023
    Sustainability Awards
    Multi-Residential Dwelling High Commendation
  • 2023
    Premier’s Sustainability Awards
    Sustainable Places - Industry Leader Award
  • 2023
    Dezeen Awards
    Sustainable Building of the Year and Housing Project of the Year
  • 2023
    Good Design Awards
    Architectural Design : Gold Winner
  • 2023
    Good Design Awards
    Architectural Design: Best in Class
  • 2023
    The Urban Developer Awards
    Design Innovation
  • 2023
    The Urban Developer Awards
    Decarbonisation in Real Estate
  • 2023
    INDE Awards
    Best of the Best Award
  • 2023
    INDE Awards
    The Influencer (shortlisted)
  • 2023
    Melbourne Design Awards
    Architecture, Multi Residential (Silver)
  • 2023
    Melbourne Design Awards
    Better Future, Environmental Sustainability (Gold)
  • 2023
    Victorian Architecture Awards
    Urban Design Award⁠
  • 2023
    Victorian Architecture Awards
    Multiple Housing Award ⁠
  • 2023
    Victorian Architecture Awards
    The Allan and Beth Coldicutt Awards for Sustainability⁠
  • 2023
    INDE Awards
    The Multi Residential Building Award
  • 2023
    Frame Awards
    Winner of the Year - Co-Living Complex
  • 2023
    The Urban Developer Awards for Excellence
    Sustainability
  • 2023
    Victorian Architecture Awards
    The Dimity Reed Melbourne Prize ⁠
  • 2023
    ULI Awards for Excellence
    Global winner

Specs & Team

Status
Completion
2022
Location
Brunswick, VIC
Part of Precinct
The Village
Apartment Mix

2 x Teilhaus
8 x 1 BR
14 x 2 BR
3 x 3 BR
1 x Commercial

Community Housing

4 homes pre-allocated to WPI

Architect
Clare Cousins Architects

Builder
Hacer Group

Project Manager
Fontic

Collaborators
Openwork

Photography
Kate Longley, Tom Ross

Meet a resident

I’m just so blessed, I feel like I’ve been given a second chance in life. It’s really hard out there if things go wrong. And if you’re aged, I think it’s even harder.
Val

Placemaking in progress

The latest snapshots from the construction site and community meetups of
The Village