The Prince's Terrace Adelaide
The Prince’s Terraces Adelaide was a development project delivered in partnership with Defence Housing Australia, Renewal SA and Prince’s Trust Australia. Located in the suburb of Bowden, the development was completed in December 2017 and consists of 8 terraces and 4 mews apartments. The design draws on the heritage of local context, helping to maintain and build a sense of place and identity.
It was the first residential project in Australia to be awarded 6 Green Stars ‘As Built’ in its category by the Green Building Council of Australia. Its carbon footprint is reduced by more than 50 per cent when compared to a standard house and is predicted to use 50 per cent less energy and potable water than a typical urban townhouse. The Mews apartments to the rear were also constructed of recycled bricks.
To add to these qualities, The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide is now home to 12 Australian Defence Force families and has so far been the winner of seven design and sustainability awards, including:
- Excellence in Sustainability Award 2018 - The Urban Developer Awards
- Townhouse/Villa Development of the Year - 2018 HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards
- Townhouse/Villa Development of the Year - 2018 HIA-CSR South Australian Housing Awards
- Green Building of the Year - 2018 Architecture and Design Sustainability Awards
- Multiple Dwelling - 2018 Architecture and Design Sustainability Awards
- Environment Excellence - 2018 UDIA South Australia Awards for Excellence
- Small-Scale Development (Residential) - 2018 UDIA South Australia Awards for Excellence
The Prince's Quarter Glebe
The Prince’s Trust Australia is currently working with the NSW State Government on a new sustainable housing development in the inner Sydney suburb of Glebe.
This exciting new development will transform a 1,800 square metre site into a showcase sustainable housing project, that responds to the local character of Glebe and shows how new housing can be sensitively built in an established inner-city neighbourhood. This project will be sustainable, respect local character and create a mixed-income community which includes social and affordable housing.
Plans for the project include the opportunity for a new multi-purpose community facility, as well as opportunities to partner with local education and support services to create career pathways and opportunities for young people during construction.
The Prince’s Trust Australia and the NSW government have engaged in stakeholder and community consultations ahead of a planning proposal and development application to be submitted to City of Sydney Council in 2020.
Working closely alongside the Prince’s Trust Australia in the delivery of educational engagements, research and training programs, INTBAU Australia is the Australian chapter of the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism, which seeks to research, educate, and engage people on the value and relevance of traditional architecture and urban design in creating sustainable communities.
Australia has a unique and diverse architectural and building tradition that is both adapted to its climatic conditions and centrally important to the character and identity of our communities. Through working with INTBAU Australia, the Prince’s Trust Australia is preserving and continuing this sustainable legacy through training, education and thought leadership.
INTBAU is a unique resource for global knowledge of traditional architecture and urban design, whose network consists of individuals and institutions who design, make, maintain, study, or simply enjoy traditional buildings and places.
If you are interested in joining a network dedicated to traditional building, architecture or urbanism in Australia, membership is free! Join here.
Australian Prince's Foundation Summer School Bursaries
In collaboration with The Prince’s Foundation, The Prince’s Trust Australia recently awarded two bursaries for Australian participants to attend The Prince’s Foundation Summer school held in London and Dumfries House, Scotland.
The Summer School is a unique program that enables students to develop their knowledge of traditional architecture, design, building, conservation and sustainability, and is among the few international institutions dedicated to teaching such knowledge.
Alexander Dowthwaite was one of the Australian bursary recipients and you can read his story here.
Interested in a Summer School bursary? Apply here.
Tradition plays an important role in developing and maintaining local character
Local character plays a critical role in the way we develop our built environment, manage our heritage and shape our communities. Local character also influences our experience of a place. It creates place identity and familiarity but also diversity between our neighbourhoods, towns and cities.
Prince’s Trust Australia’s Director for Sustainable Communities, Justin Hewitt, recently contributed an article to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment E-Book ‘Local Character and Place Collection’, to read this and other great articles please click the link below.