Four innovative apartment designs have been announced as winners in the Andrews Labor Government’s Future Homes design competition. The competition sought designs that could be easily replicated across Melbourne.
The winners were: LIAN, Spiral Architects Lab, McGregor Westlake Architecture, and Design Strategy Architecture in collaboration with IncluDesig.
Minister for Planning Richard Wynne said Future Homes invited Victoria’s best architects and building designers to develop new generation high-quality designs that suit diverse households.
The winning designers and architects will work with the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning and the Office of the Victorian Government Architect to refine their entries into design models.
The government is also working with the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing to incorporate the designs into future social housing developments.
The winners delivered designs with high-quality open plan living spaces, useable communal spaces to encourage interaction between neighbours, and designs that could be adapted to suit the needs of a changing population.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Planning Richard Wynne
“We are planning for a better Victoria by designing world-leading apartments that are more energy efficient and spacious, and have plenty of green space.”
“These new designs will set new benchmarks in sustainability and liveability – helping create a new generation of apartment living that’s better, smarter and healthier for the whole community.”
Reviewed 29 March 2021