New South Wales
Bigge Street answers NSW’s urgent need for social housing, particularly in Liverpool, where the wait time exceeds 10 years. This NSW Government’s Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) social housing project showcases the possibility of providing high-quality and cost-effective design outcomes simultaneously.
The character and materiality of the project is driven by the long-term performance of the building, including maintenance, longevity, and the sensitive needs of social housing residents. Durable materiality was selected, such as the precast facade and minimised paint usage.
The lobby, distinctly identifiable from the street, features an oversized address imprinted into the precast panels. The interiors are softer, including coloured highlights and plenty of storage. The ground floor landscaped areas and communal open spaces provide amenities that respond to the diverse needs of the residents.
Overall, the strong form and refined material palette offer a handsome architectural building that the occupants and neighbourhood can be proud of.