- Competition winners: LIAN, Spiral Architects Lab, McGregor Westlake Architecture, and Design Strategy Architecture in collaboration with IncluDesign
- Competition sought designs that were cost-effective and easily replicable across Melbourne
- Winners will be able to further work with government and industry to refine their designs for implementation
Four innovative apartment designs have been announced as winners in the Andrews Labor Government’s Future Homes design competition.
The competition sought designs that could be easily replicated across Melbourne, are cost-effective, sustainable, and responsive to the needs of industry and consumers.
The winners were: LIAN, Spiral Architects Lab, McGregor Westlake Architecture, and Design Strategy Architecture in collaboration with IncluDesign. The winning designers and architects will share in a prize pool of $500,000.
This competition was the first phase in Future Homes’ project to produce better apartment designs and become world leaders in design, sustainability, and liveability.
The judging panel included government and industry professionals, such as Jill Garner, chair of the Victorian Government Architect, and Jan McCredie, highly respected urban designer, planner, and academic.
The second phase – planning implementation – will allow winners to undertake future work with the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning and the Office of the Victorian Government Architect to refine their entries into design models, alongside consultation with other stakeholder and industry groups.
Minister for Planning Richard Wynne said Future Homes invited Victoria’s best architects and building designers to develop new generation high-quality designs that suit diverse households.
“We are planning for a better Victoria by designing world-leading apartments that are more energy-efficient and spacious, and have plenty of green space.”
“These new designs will set new benchmarks in sustainability and liveability – helping create a new generation of apartment living that’s better, smarter and healthier for the whole community.”
Richard Wynne, Minister for Planning
The government is also working with the Department of Families, Fairness, and Housing to incorporate the designs into future social housing developments.
See the other winning designs on the Victorian Government Future Home webpage.