Parks Victoria wanted a head office that spoke to its focus as an organisation – Healthy Parks, Healthy People. As part of the team led by Archier and Harrison & White, HIP V. HYPE drove a strong focus on sustainability through all aspects of this project.

Parks Victoria received the Architecture Institute of Australia - Victoria Chapter Award for Public Architecture in 2020.


Parks Victoria


Building Physics & Modelling


Melbourne, VIC


Peter Bennetts


Completed in 2019, the building aims to be zero net energy, generating enough power with the on-site photovoltaic system. Still grid connected, the project committed to purchasing 100% green power to ensure any purchased power is also from 100% renewable sources.

Through use of water tanks and smart plant species choices, the project has been able to achieve 25% of total water use from rainwater collection and reuse.

  • Mixed mode conditioning strategy to promote healthier indoor environments
  • Life cycle assessment to inform design and construction
  • Budget analysis to demonstrate cost/ benefit of initiatives
  • 25% of total water use from rainwater collection and reuse
  • $13,000 savings on annual utility costs expected
  • 56,000kg reduction in annual carbon emissions
  • 205,000 litres of potable water saved through rainwater capture and storage