Designed by Foreground Architecture (formerly FMSA Architecture), Unison’s community housing development in Fairfield, Marjorie Oke Apartments, was recognised at the annual Planning Institute of Australia Awards, winning the 2021 PIA VIC Award for Planning Excellence for Great PlaceThe award demonstrates leading practice, leadership and achievement in planning and the planning profession.

The Marjorie Oke Apartments is a community housing project that combines the adaptive reuse of a heritage building and construction of a new four-storey building to provide self-contained apartments for vulnerable women in Melbourne’s north.

Receiving the Award for Great Place is an acknowledgement of the work Unison has done to retain the cultural and historical interest of the property, while building a place that residents are proud to call home, which sparks an individual sense of pride and contributes to the overall community wellbeing.

Congratulations to Unison on the recognition of their commitment to sustainable communities. We are proud to have been part of this great project alongside Reshape Development and Manresa Constructions.


Photography: Tom Roe Photography