Hi-Pod

Tower Turnaround Prototype

Client: Department of Human Services
Status: Complete 2011

 Team BKK Architects together with Peter Elliott Architecture & Urban Design, Taylor Cullity Lethlean, Robert Owen & Sense Architecture

This project deals with the regeneration of an existing social housing tower block in Footscray and has been conceived as a kit of parts which can be easily adapted to other high-rise towers. The design strategy upgrades the tower’s identity, whilst greatly improving resident amenity and energy performance. The site design strategy provides better definition between public, semi-public and private spaces, introducing major changes to both the landscape setting and tower appearance. The result reinvigorates the tower’s presence in the neighbourhood and fosters a great sense of community.

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“the inventiveness of this idea, executed with skill and dedication, forms an exemplar of what ‘small’ architecture can achieve.”

RAIA Small Project Architecture Jury, 2012