Kaggarabah - Affordable Housing | Deicke Richards

Kaggarabah - Affordable Housing | Deicke Richards | Photographer: Christopher Frederick Jones

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Kaggarabah - Affordable Housing | Deicke Richards

Traditional Land Owners
Yuggera and Turrbal people
Year
2024
Chapter

Queensland

Region

Brisbane

Category
Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Builder
ADCO Constructions
Photographer
Christopher Fredrick Jones Christopher Frederick Jones
Project summary

Kaggarabah is a regeneration of Joyce Wilding Hostel, which served as a refuge for vulnerable First Nations women and children since the 1970s.

The development provides 33 residential units within a series of two storey buildings wrapped around a central landscaped courtyard. A community hub building at the front of the site provides support services for the residents at ground level with units above.

The Kaggarabah site has an extensive First Nations history, providing needed support services throughout its existence, both directly in terms of accommodation and support services, but also as a safe community space.

Deicke Richards was involved early in developing the initial project brief and master plan in consultation with the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy and the operators, the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service (ATSICHS).

After extensive community consultation, the centre has been renamed Kaggarabah or place of the porcupine or echidna.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

ACOR, Hydraulic Consultant
EDGE, Civil Consultant
EDGE, Structural Engineer
JHA, Electrical Consultant
Place Design Group, Landscape Consultant
STANTEC, Acoustic Consultant

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