“This is a rigorous, generous architecture” Tarakan Street awarded commendation for urban design at Victorian Architecture Awards

Tarakan Street Social and Affordable Housing has been awarded a commendation in the category of Urban Design at the 2024 Victorian Architecture Awards.

In their comments, the jury said: “Tarakan Street Social and Affordable Housing proffers an optimistic urbanism, where density, affordability, and landscape flourish in dialogue. Skillfully massed, the housing is contextually agile.

It steps from homely townhouses to civic proportions of six levels, respectfully evading the canopies of 20 mature trees and providing 130 comfortable homes in the same space as 13 homes across the road. Abundant public/private gradients are interwoven dexterously throughout with particular care given to the privacy of the ground level apartments. This is a rigorous, generous architecture.”

We’d like to thank our design partners for this project Bird de la Coeur Architects, Openwork and Tract.

Read more about Tarakan Street Social and Affordable Housing here.