International Wins for Nightingale Village at Dezeen Awards

29 November 2023

Authored by Hayball

Hayball, Nightingale Housing, and the entire Nightingale Village team are celebrating a remarkable conclusion to 2023, receiving two prestigious awards at the international Dezeen Awards. The Village stood out among 4,800 entries spanning 39 categories from 94 countries across six continents!

The accolades include:

  • Housing Project of the Year Award for Nightingale Village
  • Sustainable Building of the Year Award for Nightingale Village

This dual success highlights the significant impact of collaborative efforts. Six architectural studios with a shared vision joined forces, serving as both investors and designers, to deliver housing that prioritises environmental and social sustainability, as well as community.

Jury quotation for the Housing Project of the Year Award:

“This project exemplifies a new approach to housing, with a focus on society, community and wellbeing. With an emphasis on cooperative design to address the challenges of housing in our cities, the project presents different typologies for different types of people and families living together. The collaboration of the six architects on the project has added richness to the variety of materials and spaces, which are both generous and humane.”


Jury quotation for the Sustainable Building of the Year Award:

“Nightingale Village provides a replicable, market-viable model for how new housing can benefit both people and planet. It offers affordable homes in the face of a housing crisis while reducing inhabitant’s reliance on fossil fuels, cutting out all need for natural gas and even attaining special permission to provide only 20 parking spaces for more than 200 homes – a radical decision in its suburban Australian context.”

These awards affirm Nightingale Village’s standing as a global exemplar in innovative and sustainable housing design. Congratulations to everyone involved for this outstanding achievement!

Developer: Duckett Acquisition Collective Pty Ltd  Design Architects: Architecture architecture, Austin Maynard Architects, Breathe, Clare Cousins, Hayball, Kennedy Nolan, Openwork, Fontic⁠, Hacer Group and Nightingale Housing
Builder: Hacer Group
Fontic – Project Manager
Urban Planner – Hansen Partnerships
Quantity Surveyor – WT Partnerships
Engineer (including structural, mechanical, services, electrical, fire, hydraulic, facade etc. as appropriate) – WSP
Building surveyor – Steve Watson & Partners
Access Consultant – Access Studio
Acoustics – ARUPs
ESD – WSP for sites B, C and G + Umow Lai for D, E and F.
Wayfinding – Olax Pty Ltd
Arborist – Tree Logic
Traffic – GTA Consultants
Waste Management – Leigh Design
Landscape Designer – Openwork, Amanda Oliver Gardens, Eckersley Garden Architecture
Town Planning Consultant: Hansen Partnership
Urban Design: Breathe, Openwork and Andy Fergus
Landscape: Openwork, Amanda Oliver and Eckersley Garden Architecture
ESD consultants: WSP (Precinct Documentation and pre planning Sites A, B & C / Hip V Hype Sustainability (Strategy and Site F pre planning) /Umow Lai  (pre planning sites E, D & G)
Project Photography: Tom Ross