The Australian Good Design Awards, first established in 1958, showcase the best of Australian design and innovation. They are recognised by the World Design Organisation as “Australia’s peak international design endorsement program” (good-design.org), and place a strong emphasis on projects that encourage social interaction among tenants and prioritise a greener future.
In the Architectural Design category, Nightingale Village was awarded Gold, which goes to the top five projects in each category, and Best in Class, reserved for the overall best in each category. The Nightingale Village development is made up of medium density buildings. It aims to promote communal living while also minimising the environmental impacts of housing construction.
Dunlop Avenue, located in Ascot Vale, won a Good Design Award in the Architectural Design category. As part of the Victorian Government’s Big Housing Build, this redevelopment delivered 200 social and affordable homes. Each private living space has access to shared external areas, aiming to break down barriers between residents of social and affordable housing typologies.
Hayball wishes to thank the Good Design Awards for its recent acknowledgments and is honoured to have been recognised at this year’s awards.
Page cover: Dunlop Avenue, Ascot Vale photographed by Henry Lam, Hayball
Photography: CRT+YRD by Hayball, Nightingale Village photographed by Tom Ross