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Nightingale ParkLife

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The Village
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Austin Maynard Architects’ ParkLife overlooks Bulleke-bek Park to the north, freely accessible from Duckett Street at the south via a breezy walkway through the building’s ground floor. This development is one of the most sustainable in Australia with a NatHERS rating of 9.1 stars. The distinctive building exterior is clad in highly insulated white steel, with hooks, grilles and rods allowing vegetation to proliferate. Intentional communal spaces include spacious outdoor areas between apartments on each level, and a rooftop featuring a community amphitheatre with city views and productive gardens.

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

Design features

  • Fossil fuel-free
  • Average 9+ stars NatHERS rating
  • 28.8kW 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
  • Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) system
  • Energy efficient heat pump hot water system
  • Shared rooftop with veggie patches, communal laundry and ampitheatre
  • Includes two-story townhouses and 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
14 x 1 BR
19 x 2 BR
2 x 3 BR
2 x Commercial

Community Housing

5 homes pre-allocated to HCA

Architect
Austin Maynard Architects

Builder
Hacer Group

Project Manager
Fontic

Collaborators
Openwork

Photography
Kate Longley, Tom Ross

Meet a resident

It’s interesting how, having lived here for a few months, people are so much of the same ilk as us, that we actually feel like we’ve known them for years.

Placemaking in progress

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