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Woodstock Street Community Housing

Woodstock Street Community Housing is a two storey development providing 31 community housing units above a public car park in Balaclava.

Quick Facts

Project Type Award Winning, Apartments and Commercial, Civil, Community and Civic
Project Materials Concrete
Construction Budget $4.9 million
Project Size Medium
Completed Project Yes
Completion Date July 2006

Map Location

28 Woodstock St, Balaclava

Project Team

Client City of Port Phillip in association with Port Phillip Housing Association
Builder McCorkell Constructions
Architect McGauaran Giannini Soon Architects

Project Description

Woodstock Street Community Housing is a two storey development providing 31 community housing units above a public car park in Balaclava. The project aimed to make use of under-utilised council land, provide accomodation for long term St Kilda residents displaced by the gentrification of the area, and maintain the existing public parking for the adjoining shopping strip.

Particular features of the Macleod Consulting design include:

  • Ground floor raft slab
  • Part reinforced and part post tensioned concrete first slab supported by concrete columns and reinforced blockwalls
  • Reinforced concrete second floor slab supported by steel beams and columns, and reinforced blockwalls
  • Steel and timber roof framing

 Civil works included pavements and stormwater drainage.

 

Awards

  • Australian Institute of Architects (VIC) Awards 2007 - Interior Architecture Award Winner
  • Australian Institute of Architects (VIC) Awards 2007 - Residential Architecture (Multiple Housing) Award Winner
  • Australia Award for Urban Excellence - Winner (2006)