TUD Awards Winner: Development of the Year — Small Scale Residential (1-3)

The third annual The Urban Developer Awards, in association with Construction Industry Solutions (COINS), recognises standout property industry performers from across Australasia.

The awards program is a little different this year: delivered digitally, with the previously held black-tie gala dinner replaced with our extended virtual celebration, Winners’ Month.

Today, we celebrate Development of the Year — Small Scale Residential (1-3) proudly presented by Trilogy.

This award recognises excellence in the development of boutique in-fill residential projects in urban and suburban locations.

The finalists for Development of the Year — Small Scale Residential (1-3) are:

  • Davison Collaborative

  • Domic
    Noel Robinson Architects

  • Lilyfield Townhouse Apartments
    B&M Building Group, QVS Group and Design Tribe Projects

And the winner is...


Watch the video to listen to a Q&A with the winner.

About this project

The Davison Collaborative is a three-townhouse project in Brunswick designed in collaboration with Archier.

The project was delivered in accordance with the principles of the deliberative development model known as Collaborative Development by HIP V. HYPE.

The model allows for collaborators to come together to create better quality, more sustainable and more financially accessible townhouse style homes in inner urban locations where property prices are increasingly forcing people out of the market.

The Davison Collaborative is a case study on sustainable density, transforming one post-war suburban block into three, 150sq m fossil fuel free, 100 per cent electric homes for the next generation.

The residences champion passive design principles. Each home is oriented to open out to the north, ensuring optimal solar penetration to warm the house in winter, with external automated block out blinds to all north and west facing windows with cross ventilation and ceiling fans in place to cool the homes in summer.


Project details

  • The project achieves an 8+ out of 10 star energy rating, is 100 per cent electric and is able to be run on 100 per cent renewable energy.

  • One post-war suburban block is turned into three, two-storey, 150sq m dwellings.

  • The Davison Collaborative engaged the SIPs (Structurally Insulated Panels) construction system, which presents a number of benefits to create an energy efficient building envelopment, providing insulation that creates a tight building envelop and reduces heat loss and thermal bridging.

  • The Davison Collaborative contributes to the neighbourhood with an active front yard shared between each of the three residences and enhanced safety of the site with increased lighting and passive surveillance along the laneway.


A word from the winner...

“At its heart it's a collaborative development model,” HIP V. HYPE director Liam Wallis said.

“It's about pooling resources, using a traditional joint venture structure and tweaking it a bit to make it more collaborative and then going about designing a deeply sustainable home [both] from an energy efficiency perspective but also how we use the space.

“Projects like The Davison Collaborative allow us to proof up technology and systems, and we are all about an evidence based approach.

“For us it's about testing in these lower risk settings and then scaling up.”

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