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A five-storey residential building with an enclosed 'winter garden' glass facade, and two people ordering from a hole-in-the-wall coffee shop at street level
an apartment interior with timber floorboards and an exposed concrete ceiling, a white dining table in the centre with seats and a child's high chair, a pin board covered in family photos to the left and a long glass sliding door letting in daylight from the right
a cloudy day on a rooftop terrace with timber flooring and planted native shrubs growing around a wooden bench seat, behind which a portion of the rooftop is protected by a steel framed shelter with wooden cladding on the sides and solar panels visible mounted on top.

Nightingale 1

Breathe 2017


Nightingale Housing is opening the doors to eight established residential buildings located in Brunswick: Nightingale 1 (2017), Nightingale Anstey (2022) and the six buildings comprising Nightingale Village (2022).

Since Nightingale Housing’s inaugural project Nightingale 1 was completed in 2017, the Nightingale community has grown exponentially as further projects have sprung up between Albion Street and Hope Street, responding to a huge demand for high-quality, medium-density housing. The former industrial zone has been transformed into a vibrant residential, well-serviced neighbourhood accessible through the Upfield bicycle path and train line to the west, and Sydney Road commercial and cultural precinct to the east. At the centre of this area is the popular Bulleke-bek Park, an offshoot of the major collaborative project Nightingale Village.

While each Nightingale building is designed by a different leading architectural firm and has its own unique aesthetic, all projects adhere to the sustainability and community principles driving Nightingale’s mission: to revolutionise the way we live together. Nightingale homes are fossil fuel-free, energy efficient, use recycled and locally-produced materials wherever possible, and encourage the use of green transport. They are intended to provide comfortable, healthy homes for people to live in long-term, not as a revenue generator for investors.

What's On

Nightingale Housing is a not-for-profit organisation building homes that put people and the planet first.

Each tour will visit one of the eight completed Nightingale buildings in Brunswick. Led by an expert guide, you’ll see inside a resident’s apartment, explore the communal spaces, and learn about sustainability through material reductionism.

Images: (1) Street view of Nightingale 1. Photo: Peter Clark. (2) Nightingale 1 home interior. (3) Nightingale 1 shared rooftop. Photos: Kate Longley.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 July
Tours of Nightingale 1 run 10am, 11am, 1pm + 2pm
Running for 60 minutes in groups of 15
Bookings required
First release tickets: Thursday 6 July, 12pm
Second release tickets: Saturday 8 July, 10am

Meet at 6 Florence St, Brunswick. Nightingale 1 is a quick walk from Anstey train station (Upfield line) or the number 19 tram on Sydney Road. Limited, timed on-street parking can be found nearby.


Fully wheelchair accessible, Partially wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Elevator access


6 Florence Street, Brunswick VIC 3056

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