Nightingale Village is an evolution of the Nightingale Model, six multi-residential buildings each designed by a different architect and supported by a collective of experts across urban design, planning, development management and sustainability.

The Village delivers community and commercial spaces, along with public spaces between the buildings for people and plant life to flourish.  


Nightingale Housing


Climate Strategies & Plans


Brunswick, VIC


Tom Ross


The Strategy drove a coordinated and integrated approach to sustainability with shared services and measures implemented across the precinct, whilst also guiding the resolution of sustainability details for individual buildings within their specific context. Our advice also covered the integration of sustainability within all stages of the Urban Coup building.

Nightingale Village has since been shortlisted for a number of sustainability awards, including The Urban Developer Awards, Better Futures Melbourne Design Awards and the Houses Awards.

The Masterplan Sustainability Strategy covers 6 areas of focus:

  • Water
  • Materials
  • Transport
  • Energy
  • Waste
  • Ecology and Urban Heat Management

Our advice also covered the integration of sustainability within all stages of the Urban Coup building, including:

  • Sustainability opportunities workshop and tracking sheet
  • Thermal performance assessment to optimise passive design
  • Daylight modelling
  • Solar panel and rainwater system sizing
  • Fossil fuel free precinct sourcing 100% of off-site energy from certified renewable sources via an embedded network
  • Cost effective design that provides a sustainable outcome, avoiding over engineering providing for simple maintenance over time
  • Minimum 7.5 NatHERS rating
  • High quality, easily accessed bike parking
  • Maintain comfortable temperatures passively, using little or no energy, providing comfortable living spaces year-round
  • Low running costs through low resource consumption and shared services