Nightingale 2.0 - Fairfield

Cover image. Nightingale 2.0 – Fairfield (Image: Rory Gardiner). Read time: 14 minutes

Nightingale 2.0 in Fairfield by Six Degrees Architects, is the second Nightingale Housing project to be completed. The goal of each Nightingale project is to provide quality urban housing to owner occupiers, with high sustainability and social outcomes, at an affordable price.

Fundamental passive design principles are embedded into the building through open walkways, cross ventilation, engaged thermal mass, sun shading, orientation and air tightness. The apartments achieve an average of 8.7 star NatHERS, with some achieving over 9 stars. 

The building showcases sustainability initiatives and technologies, seeking to provide an exemplar high density affordable residential environment, actively promoting ideas around community, shared spaces and sustainability. This is a project that delivers quality homes to a diverse community, as affordably as possible.

This case study is the first in a new series that explores sustainable design in practice, responding to the themes of Integration, Community, Country, Water, Economy, Energy, Well-being, Resources, Change and Discovery.