A view of the shared rooftop space which has timber decking and a semi-transparent shelter that lets the sunshine through. In the background a person is hanging washing and in the foreground and a parent is leading their toddler in an orange coat and beanie out of the shot
a view of the Nightingale CRT+YRD upper storeys as seen straight on from the opposite building, flanked on either side by two other Nightingale apartment buildings, all with the pale blue sky behind them. We can see washing drying on the shared rooftop of each of the three buildings and deep balconies filled with plants and outdoor furniture.

The Village: Nightingale CRT+YRD

Hayball 2022

Description

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: (1-2) Nightingale CRT+YRD. All photos: Tom Ross.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 July
Tours run 12pm + 1pm
Running for 60 minutes in groups of 15
Bookings required

Meet at the building entrance on Duckett Street.

First release tickets: Thursday 6 July, 12pm
Second release tickets: Saturday 8 July, 10am

ACCESSIBILITY

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

Location

5-7 Duckett Street, Brunswick VIC 3056

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