Addressing an urgent need for social housing with high quality and cost-effective design.
Bigge Street delivers social housing to Liverpool, that the occupants and neighbourhood alike, can be proud of.
Client Hutchinson Builders, Land and Housing Corporation, NSW Government
Date 2018 - 2022
Site area 1,758 sqm
Location Warwick Farm, NSW
GFA 3,908 sqm
Indigenous Country Dharug & Dharawal
Bigge Street answers NSW's urgent need for social housing, particularly in Liverpool, where the wait time exceeds 10 years.
The project showcases the possibility of providing high-quality and cost-effective design outcomes simultaneously.
The character and materiality of the project is driven by the long-term performance of the building, including maintenance, longevity, and the sensitive needs of social housing residents. Durable materiality was selected, such as the precast facade and minimised paint usage.
The lobby, distinctly identifiable from the street, features an oversized address imprinted into the precast panels. The interiors are softer, including coloured highlights and plenty of storage.
The ground floor landscaped areas and communal open spaces provide amenities that respond to the diverse needs of residents.
“The strong form and refined material palette offers a handsome building that the occupants and neighbourhood can be proud of.”
The NSW Premier’s Prize is awarded each year to the project considered to best exemplify commitment to the following criteria; the creation of strong communities, contribution to the public realm, establishing a new benchmark for a local area, innovation in design and designing with Country.
"Bigge St demonstrates a high quality and thoughtful approach to delivering cost effective housing and shows that meeting the needs of our community is not dependent on sacrificing the architectural quality enjoyed by the residents and the community." - Jury comments
"Bigge Street Liverpool is an exemplar of a new and collaborative method of procuring social housing, delivering design quality and equitable living in an evolving outer Sydney centre." - Jury comments
Category: Residential Architecture - Multiple Housing Result: Award Year: 2023