Located opposite Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market, ANMF House is an 8-floor hotel by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) and is amongst the most sustainable short-stay accommodation in Australia.

Extending above the restored heritage façade of the Central Club Hotel, ANMF House features a high performance envelope and curtain wall system, with a cross laminated timber (CLT) structure to the building's upper floors to reduce embodied carbon. Controlled mechanical ventilation supplies fresh filtered air directly to all hotel rooms.


Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF)


Certification & Compliance


240 Victoria Street, North Melbourne, VIC


Bayley Ward


Earl Carter


HIP V. HYPE was engaged as the project's Passivhaus certifier, working closely with Stantec and Bayley Ward to provide design review and advice to meet Passivhaus standard. Our certification process included careful review of the completed Passive House Planning Package (PHPP), scaled drawings, window and door specifications, thermal bridge modelling results and as-built details.

  • Design Stage; Review Passivhaus calculations and thermal envelope
  • Milestone Stage; Comprehensive check of performance and thermal bridge review
  • Completion; Final certification review, submission to Passivhaus Institute
  • Energy savings of 90%
  • Improved air quality
  • High-levels of thermal comfort
  • Self-maintained humidity and moisture
  • Low energy consumption