Social Housing

Hopkins Street Affordable Housing

3-1Hopkins Street

Our brief for this project was to design a 30 unit affordable housing development on an internal brownfield urban site not previously used for housing in the heart of Moonah.  Our challenge was to provide an exemplary iconic and quality outcome for a standard social/affordable housing budget, with high levels of energy efficiency, sustainability and site amenity.  The development responds to these challenges with a design that is versatile and flexible, in accordance with Universal Design standards, and, overall the project makes a confident statement in support of a paradigm shift in thinking about what social housing should be and should look like.  The constraints of the site are turned to advantage to create a sheltered internal shared space courtyard, with many shared amenities, and its success is reflected in its use as an exemplar project in the Tasmanian Government’s Residential Development Strategy.