While there are an array of luxurious multi-residential complexes currently hitting the market, not all are created with an architecture of sufficiency or sustainability in mind. The future of our cities depends on a crucial shift – a move from sprawling developments to sustainable, multi-residential dwellings, especially at a time of housing crisis. 

The Sustainability Awards' Multi-Residential Dwelling category recognises architects at the forefront of this movement. They're the designers transforming the way we live, crafting living spaces that are as beautiful as they are eco-friendly.

The call for entries focuses on innovative townhouses, duplexes, and complexes. These projects must not only provide functional living spaces but also prioritise efficiency. Architects are challenged to consider resource reduction, energy efficiency and community creation.

Ferrars & York (pictured), the reigning champion, exemplifies this approach. This South Melbourne development isn't just a collection of apartments; it's a model for sustainable urban living. With an impressive 8.6-star average energy rating (reaching 9.3-stars in some units), Ferrars & York prioritises resource conservation. But it goes beyond mere numbers.

This multi-residential complex fosters a true community. Open walkways connect residents, while a rooftop gathering space offers panoramic city views. This focus on community reflects a key element of sustainable living – not just environmental responsibility, but also social well-being.

Ferrars & York proves that sustainable living isn't a sacrifice, it's an opportunity. It's about creating desirable, all-electric, carbon-neutral residences that cater to families who may be priced out of traditional options. It's about building a future where convenience and sustainability go hand-in-hand, a future championed by Electrolux, the official category partner for the Multi-Residential Dwelling award.

The Sustainability Awards celebrate a range of innovative projects, and the Multi-Residential Dwelling category sits at the heart of this vision. Stay tuned for more information on how to submit your project and be a part of building a more sustainable tomorrow.