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A street view of five storeys of apartments with pea-green awnings protruding over street level and balconies with metal balustrades above that all busy with pot plants and outdoor furniture, a woman with long dark hair and sneakers walks down a concrete open stairway with semicircular transfer decks encircled by pea-green metal balustrades, a minimalist white-painted bathroom with a shower with sparkling brass tapware and a pale green terrazzo tiles on the floor.

The Village: Urban Coup

Breathe, Architecture architecture 2022


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.

(1-3) Urban Coup. All photos: Tom Ross.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 July
Tour runs 10am
Running for 60 minutes in a group of 15
Bookings required
First release tickets: Thursday 6 July, 12pm
Second release tickets: Saturday 8 July, 10am

Meet at the entrance to the building on Hope Street.


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


24-26 Hope Street, Brunswick VIC 3056

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