TUD Awards Winner: Development of the Year — Small Scale Residential (4-20)

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 (4-20) proudly presented by Podia.

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 (4-20) are:

  • Napier Street for Milieu by Freadman White

  • Ruskin Elwood

  • 97 Mathoura Road Toorak

  • 232 Wattletree

  • Mera Cammeray
    Central Element

  • 10-14 Cooper St, Surry Hills
    Icon Oceania Pty Ltd

  • 1046 Glenhuntly Rd
    Project Friday

And the winner is...


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

About this project

Ruskin Elwood comprises four low-impact residences. Each residence comprises either three or four bedrooms across three levels, each with its own lift and with north facing windows that lead out to expansive terraces overlooking Elwood Canal that provides a generous space for entertaining and relaxing.

The project was designed to achieve accessible living spaces to Liveable Housing Australia’s Gold and Platinum guidelines. This will enable more diverse residents to enjoy Ruskin Elwood for longer, providing down-sizers with a housing option to age in place, connected to community ties and local amenities.

By engaging with the canal, Ruskin Elwood acts as a good neighbour, nestling the built form among the heritage-listed tree canopy of the canal and providing additional lighting and passive surveillance to the canal track.

At the core of Ruskin Elwood is a belief that considered design and construction at a premium level has a role to play in leading our transition to a zero carbon future.


Project details

  • Designed by Fieldwork, Ruskin Elwood comprises four townhouses, each with an average 248sq m internal area plus double garage and terrace large terrace balcony .

  • The project achieved 7+ star energy rating, is 100 per cent electric and is able to run on 100 per cent renewable energy. The use of electric heat pumps for hot water and Tesla Powerwall batteries achieve better living for a better future.

  • Landscaping by SBLA is designed to complement sustainable living with a selection of low maintenance, indigenous coastal flora chosen to attract a variety of native birdlife.


A word from the winner...

“Traditionally houses along that canal kind of turn their back to the canal. We saw the opportunity to combine the two blocks and then re-orientate to the north, and set up four large premium townhouses and really make use of that beautiful natural amenity,” HIP V. HYPE director Liam Wallis said.

“This project was all about premium sustainability. What sustainability means at a higher price point and that comes down to concepts of comfort and health and wellbeing.”

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