Nightingale Village and Melbourne Connect Celebrated at Sustainability Summit Awards

10 November 2023

Authored by Hayball

The 2023 Sustainability Awards winners were announced yesterday at the Sustainability Summit, and Hayball is proud to share that Nightingale Village and Melbourne Connect were both highly commended projects.

  • High Commendation in Multi-Residential Dwelling for Nightingale Village
  • High Commendation in Commercial Architecture (Large) for Melbourne Connect
  • High Commendation in Education and Research for Melbourne Connect

Indesign said, “Over 250 projects, people and products were submitted to the 2023 Sustainability Awards, all of which exhibited such a high calibre and level of design that choosing the finalists was an arduous task, even for our highly experienced jury.”

Our Nightingale Village and of CRT+YRD project, a zero-gas residential precinct, was the group effort of Hayball, Architecture architecture, Austin Maynard Architects, Breathe, Clare Cousins Architects and Kennedy Nolan. Each building in the Village achieves a NatHERS rating between 7.8 and 9 stars. The precinct is liberally landscaped and constructed with low-embodied carbon materials. Zero-gas buildings feature rooftop solar array delivered through embedded energy networks. Generous, easily accessible bike parking encourages the use of active transport.

Melbourne Connect is a purpose-built innovation precinct for the University of Melbourne and private partners, designed in collaboration between Woods Bagot, ASPECT Studios and Hayball (student accommodation). The student accommodation environment designed by Hayball is part of a connected community for sharing knowledge and exploring new terrain through collaboration.

Hayball projects submitted this year were big on collaboration. We consider our partnerships and relationships to be a vital part of our practice, so we look forward to equally exciting opportunities in the future.