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Princes Commission

‘How can we give social housing sites an identity within a gentrifying inner-city context?’

The 1960’s commission housing superblocks sustain social and economic diversity within the inner-city. As areas become increasingly affluent, we must ensure that social housing sites maintain a strong sense of community presence.

The proposal will see a new social housing superblock in Prahran which connects the existing commission tower estates through a public corridor.
The design bridges through Princes Gardens, strengthening connections to local amenity and the nearby Chapel Street. The corridor provides a place for community activity and exchange, green space for recreation and relaxation, and a thoroughfare for the everyday pedestrian and cyclist. High density social housing units are built above the corridor, where housing diversity is expressed and personalisation encouraged.

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Tamara Bird
Axonometric
2013

Tamara Bird
Easterly Section Perspective
2013

Tamara Bird
South Sectional Perspective
2013

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