Situated in Brunswick, within the Nightingale Village, ParkLife by Austin Maynard is a meticulously designed apartment building that showcases exquisite craftsmanship. This residential precinct holds the honor of being Australia’s first carbon-neutral community, setting a new standard for sustainable living.
Boasting a prime location, ParkLife offers 37 thoughtfully designed homes and two commercial tenancies, all tailored to meet the diverse needs of the community while ensuring exceptional performance.
One of the defining features of ParkLife is its distinctive mountain-like roofline, which adds a touch of uniqueness to the building. On top of that, it boasts a rooftop amphitheater and a range of social and communal areas that vary in size, location, and character. These spaces provide residents with ample opportunities to connect and engage with one another.
The apartments within ParkLife are thoughtfully designed to maximize space efficiency, functionality, and flexibility. There are 14 one-bedroom, 19 two-bedroom, 2 three-bedroom, and 2 Teilhaus apartments, catering to different needs and preferences. Notably, five of these apartments are designated as social housing, in partnership with Housing Choices Australia.
When it comes to sustainability, ParkLife sets the bar high. It surpasses industry standards with an impressive average NatHERS rating of 9.1 stars, making it the most environmentally friendly building in The Village. This commitment to sustainability aligns with the overarching principles of the precinct.
The Nightingale Village itself is a project of global significance. It consists of six buildings, each designed by a local award-winning architecture firm, with a strong focus on social, environmental, ethical, and sustainability principles. ParkLife, designed by Austin Maynard Architect, occupies half of the north side of The Village, while Evergreen, designed by Claire Cousins Architect, stands to the west. The collaborative approach taken by these architects allowed for the creation of special features, such as reciprocating light wells.
By joining these light wells, the space was doubled, resulting in an expanded garden at ground level and an abundance of natural light streaming into the core of the building. Throughout the development of the precinct, constant communication and collaboration among all the architects involved ensured a cohesive and harmonious outcome. While each building has its own distinct personality, they all contribute to a unified and cohesive village atmosphere. The diverse range of homes within the precinct adds to its charm and appeal.