Construction of 106 new public housing dwellings. The project has been designed in accordance with the Green Building Council of Australia Residential Pilot Tool with a view to meeting 5 star rating. The Redfern Housing Redevelopment in Sydney was only the second public housing development in Australia to achieve a Green Star rating, and was awarded a 5 Star – Green Star rating under the Multi Unit Residential PILOT in 2009.
Representing ‘Australian Excellence’ in environmentally sustainable design, this project for Housing NSW sets a new standard for social housing developments, and demonstrates that environmentally, economically and socially sustainable outcomes are achievable.
The project involves the demolition of ten existing two and three storey public housing buildings, and the construction of new low-to-medium rise accommodation. The 106 public housing dwellings will be comprised of 66 apartments and 40 townhouses, as well as two community rooms. The design features an external façade which is both contemporary and sympathetic to the existing semi-detached and historic dwellings in the Redfern area. As a result, the development will integrate into and enhance the urban landscape. We provided the first 5 Star Green Star Residential Project for the NSW Government.
Client: NSW Land & Housing Cooperation
Architect: LFA (Pacific) Architects
Delivery Form: Design & Construct
Location: Redfern, NSW
Value: $29.9 m
Completion date: November 2010