Bigge St Liverpool | Turner

Bigge St Liverpool | Turner | Photographer: Brett Boardman

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Bigge St Liverpool | Turner

Traditional Land Owners
We would like to acknowledge the Cabrogal Clan of the Darug Nation who are the traditional custodians of the land that now resides within Liverpool City Council’s boundaries. We acknowledge that this land was also accessed by peoples of the Dhurawal and Darug Nations.
Year
2023
Chapter

New South Wales

Category
Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Builder
Hutchinson Builders
Photographer
Brett Boardman
Project summary

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.

2023
New South Wales Architecture Awards Accolades
Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Premier’s Prize (NSW)
Shortlist – Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
New South Wales Jury Presentation
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