Nightingale 2.0 announced as finalist in 2019 Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards

HIP V. HYPE and Six Degrees Architects have been announced as a finalist in the Built Environment category in this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards for their Nightingale 2.0 mixed use apartment development.

The Nightingale Model is a triple bottom line project. Nightingale 2.0 in Fairfield, Melbourne is home to 20 deeply sustainable design-led apartments and three ground floor retail tenancies across five levels.

Located on a small 500-square-metre slither of land previously owned by the State Rail Authority, the project demonstrates the potential for underutilised, yet well-located state land to be responsibly repurposed. 

The project achieved an average 8.7 stars NatHERS thermal performance rating and will be fossil fuel free in operation.

Shared laundry facilities, open walkways, a rooftop garden, BBQ facilities, outdoor dining areas and a sound insulated multipurpose room provide spaces that allow the community of residents to thrive.

The Premier’s Sustainability Awards is one of Victoria’s major sustainability programs, celebrating people working to reduce the impact of climate change and to create a better future for us all.

The interim CEO of Sustainability Victoria, Carl Muller, congratulated finalists for their innovative work, building a more sustainable environment for current and future generations.

“Delivering these awards means we continue to discover and celebrate the talent and enthusiasm Victorians have for thinking creatively about new models of sustainability,” he said.

“The awards, now in their 17th year, acknowledge leadership, innovation and achievement. Each finalist is commended for improving sustainable outcomes across business, government, education, health and within the community.”

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 10 October at Forum Melbourne.

The Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, will personally select the winners of the Premier’s Regional Recognition Award and the Premier’s Recognition Award, which will be presented at the Awards ceremony.

For more information on the awards, finalists and to purchase tickets for the event, visit

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