Two seven-storey apartment buildings overlooking a park with one tall gum tree to the left. One building is crisp white with geometric balconies picked out in bright yellow. The other building has four lower stories with balconies enclosed in textured concrete, while the upper levels have deep green metal balustrades
the view of a cosy bed in a studio-style apartment. A neatly made bed with write sheets and pillows is partially revealed behind an open grey curtain suspended from the ceiling. To the left we can see floor-to-ceiling wooden joinery and the corner of a grey couch, and immediately next to the bed is a small white circular stool.

The Village: Nightingale Evergreen

Clare Cousins Architects 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.

(1-2) Nightingale Evergreen. All photos: Tom Ross.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 July
Tours run 2pm + 3pm
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 the building entrance on Duckett Street.

ACCESSIBILITY

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

Location

12 Duckett Street, Brunswick VIC 3056

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