Future Homes Competition

State Victoria
Client DELWP and OVGA
Competition Two Stage Design Competition
Design Strategy Architectrure + IncluDesign
McGregor Westlake Architects
Spiral Architects Lab
Jill Garner Victorian Government Architect, OVGA (Jury Chair)
Jan McCredie Jury Member, Missing Middle Competition (NSW)
Jennie Officer Director, Officer Woods Architects, Senior Lecturer, University of Western Australia
Koos de Keijzer OVGA Design Review Panel, Principal, DKO
Matt Cohen Director Development Approvals & Urban Design, DELWP
Sadie Morgan (UK) RIBA National Awards Advisory Panel, Director, dRMM
Tony Isaacson Robin Boyd Foundation Chairperson, Former Director, Kane Construction

Image courtesy Victorian Government

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) in partnership with the Office of the Victorian Government Architect (OVGA) appointed CityLab as the Competition Advisor for the Future Homes Competition. The competition is the first phase of the two-phase Future Homes Project. The competition invited leading designers to prepare exemplar designs for apartment buildings to be replicable in middle suburban Melbourne environments. The second phase will be the implementation of exemplary designs post-competition. 

Designers were invited to provide designs that would impact on the future generation of housing across Victoria. The winning designs will set new benchmarks in design, sustainability and liveability and how these can be applied in established suburbs.

The winners of the competition are Design Strategy Architectrure + IncluDesign, LIAN, McGregor Westlake Architects and Spiral Architects Lab.