A collection of buildings gathered around a landscaped courtyard

Hawke & King

  • Location: West Melbourne
  • Client: Brunswick Group
  • Category: Community
  • Year: 2019
  • Photography: Dan Preston

Scale: 82 Apartments
Value: $27.5m

Landscape: TNLA


2019 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards, Commendation, Multiple Housing

AIA Victorian Architecture Awards, Commendation, Sustainable Architecture

Constructed using recycled materials and with environmentally sustainable features including a food waste system, rainwater tanks and an average 7-star energy rating, this development of 74 apartments targeting owner occupiers is designed to foster neighbourly connection. Shared outdoor corridors, internal courtyards, private courtyards and a communal rooftop garden offer residents’ additional habitable spaces; all planned with an understanding of the needs of families and the community.

It’s more of a European model, using a central courtyard at the core. It’s where people engage with their neighbours, relax and pause for a chat.

Community rooftop garden