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Living Village


Living Village



The Living Village Design Competition is the product of a partnership between the Australian Institute of Architects, the South Australian Housing Authority and the City of Unley, providing an exciting opportunity for emerging architects to showcase innovative ideas in the affordable housing space.

The open single-stage design competition invited competitors to redevelop existing housing and increase density while incorporating an existing heritage building in the heart of a vibrant precinct in the City of Unley in South Australia. The competition is centred on principles of energy efficiency, environmental, community and cultural sustainability. The project envisages a mixed residential housing village that encapsulates innovative design for residential living with an emphasis on affordable, social and market priced housing.

The winner of the competition is Inclu Design Architects & Co, whose proposal presents a nuanced sense of community through a variety of private and shared open spaces.


South Australia


Kaurna Country


South Australia Housing Authority

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Competition Winners

Inclu Design Architects & Co

Jury (titles at time of engagement)

Andrew Atkinson

Executive Director, Portfolio Planning and Asset Management, SA Housing Authority

Erin Crowden

National President, EmAGN

Jeremy McLeod

Founding Director, Breathe Architecture and Founder, Nightingale Housing

Julie Eizenberg

Principal, Koning Eizenberg

Laura Harding

Senior Designer, Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects

Peter Tsokas

CEO, City of Unley

Shannon Battisson

President-Elect, Australian Institute of Architects

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