Retail Centre, Burwood East, Melbourne

Living Building Challenge for Frasers Property – People’s Choice & Runner Up

Living Future Institute of Australia, in its first collaboration with the Frasers Property Australia launched The Brickworks Living Building Challenge. Based in Burwood East, Melbourne, it was Australia’s first Living Building Challenge design competition, and the first in the world that focused on a retail centre. They wanted to see designs for a Living Building in a retail environment – one that could be open to the general public, day in, day out.

Our development proposal provided a significant opportunity for the revitalisation of Burwood’s retail offering and the creation of a vibrant residential community based around an economically and sustainably viable Passivhaus centre offering retail, food & beverage and community services. A place to live, shop, eat, and meet – that does not cost the earth but supports residents in becoming active citizens in their community.

Architect: Buchan Group

Website: Living Building Challenge