Urban Development Awards Showstopper – Lightsview Apartments

Taking home the 2016 SA Award for Medium Density Housing at the UDIA SA Awards for Excellence over the weekend, the Lightsview Apartments are now in the running for a national level award. This fantastic achievement was well-deserved, with the Studio Nine Architects team working to deliver a lightweight medium-density apartment building.

“The Lightsview Apartments required a great deal of forward thinking, future-proofing and team collaboration to pull it off and now this has become just the first of many apartments of this design planned for Lightsview,” explains John Galluccio, one of the primary architectural directors.

Using domestic trades and an unconventional timber frame structure, challenges for this project included ensuring the fire safety and acoustic treatments were adequate for the complex. Working hand-in hand with the Building Certifier and other consultants, Studio Nine were able to develop and execute a modular designed complex that operated as a stand-alone building, or a row of buildings; subscribing to a new approach to constructing medium-density apartments.

The building and design teams now eagerly await the announcement of the National Winners, with the ceremony planned for April 2017. Congratulations again to all the winners and especially to the project team involved in bringing the Lightsview Apartments to life.

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