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REDFERN EAST SOCIAL HOUSING

Location

Phillip & Morehead Streets, Redfern NSW

Client

Housing NSW

Awards

2011 Urban Taskforce Development Excellence Awards – High Commendation: Affordable Housing

2011 HIA Boral GreenSmart Award – Winner: Residential Development of the Year

2011 BPN Sustainability Award – Winner:
Multi Density Residential

Description

The Redfern East Social Housing Project is part of the revitalisation of the inner city neighbourhood and provides new housing for young families, seniors and people with disabilities.

The existing older housing stock was demolished to make way for forty townhouses for families and sixty-six seniors living apartments, eighteen of which are adaptable.

The design consists of three and four storey apartment buildings which anchor the corners of the site while low rise townhouses address the longer east-west street frontages. The one and two bedroom apartments and eight townhouse types were designed to maximise solar exposure and natural ventilation. The apartment design incorporates an innovative open gallery which provides vertical circulation and opportunities for social interaction.

Sustainable design features include gas boosted solar hot water heating, grey water irrigation, rainwater re-use and photovoltaic cells for common area lighting.

The project received a 5 Star Green Star rating, one of only two social housing projects nationally to receive this rating.

 

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