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432 Geelong Road, West Footscray
The underlying design concept for the project is the notion of trinity, the coming together of three suburbs, three roads, and three aspirations: sustainability, affordability and connection.
Completed in 2015, the building achieved a NatHERS sustainability star rating of 9.1 stars, an average of 7.3 stars across the full project, with apartments achieving ratings as high as 9.1, setting a benchmark for apartment living and environmentally sustainable design. This was achieved through passive solar design and by incorporating a high thermally efficient building fabric. The building delivers a 33% reduction in energy consumption, well above the requirements set out by Australian standards. Other ESD initiatives are energy efficient fittings, motion and light sensors, high performing appliances and underground rainwater tanks for garden irrigation.
2015 Finalist – Architizer A+ Awards,
Affordable Housing Project