Home Richmond | SJB with NH Architecture

Home Richmond | SJB Architects | Photographer: Aaron Puls

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Home Richmond | SJB with NH Architecture

Traditional Land Owners


Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Urban Design
Hacer Group
Aaron Puls
Lisa Cohen
Project summary

Located in the centre of Richmond, at the highly prominent intersection of Church St and Bridge Rd, the Richmond Traders project seeks primarily to reactivate an area of land that had, for many years, been poorly serviced and underutilised.

Drawing extensive references and cues from its rich and layered context, Richmond Traders is a materially rich tapestry of strong brick forms and colonades, sculpted concrete panels, sawtooth metal rooflines and other architectural elements formed to create a dialogue and narrative with the site’s mix of industrial, post-war and period architecture.

As a new and evolving typology, Build to Rent offers up an important distinction to many rental properties – security of tenure. It truly endeavours to create a safe environment, a strong sense of community and stitching an existing and established neighbourhood into a newly formed and enlivened village.

Victorian Jury Presentation

The design of HOME Richmond captures our aspirations of nurturing community, connectivity to urban life and providing amenity, security and housing choice in a sustainable environment. The response to the urban context and the new network of cross-site links enabled us to completely revitalise this precinct as a lively neighbourhood hub.

The careful arrangement of separated residential buildings, set amongst extensive shared landscaping above the retail and commercial components, supported by a range of connected amenity spaces seamlessly reflects Home’s aim of reinventing how people rent in our cities by providing high-quality homes that nurture residents’ health, wellbeing and productivity.

Project Practice Team

Brendan Linnane, Architectural Technician
Carol Miao, Interior Designer
Dan Weekes, Project Architect
Laura Marsh, Architectural Technician
Nigel Morris, Design Architect
Tristan Wong, Design Architect

Project Consultant and Construction Team

ADP, ESD Consultant
ADP, Services Consultant
Jack Merlo, Landscape Consultant
PLP, Building Surveyor
RLB, Quantity Surveyor
SJB Interiors, Interior Designer
UpCo, Town Planner
Webber Design, Structural Engineer

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