We envision that Albert Fields will set new standards for sustainable living in large-scale residential developments through integrated design and a strong focus on people.
We hope that Albert Fields will foster diversity and a strong sense of community through authentic contributions to Brunswick's thriving cultural and social sphere. The precinct is also intended to be truly 'green' and mark a turning point in urban sustainability in Australia, providing people with the infrastructure to live well now and in the future.
The design and build will focus on high-quality materials, driven by a goal to make Albert Fields improve with age, provide flexibility for evolving lifestyles, and encourage lifelong connections. We want our residences to always feel like home—no matter who you are or how your life changes.
In August 2020 we launched a public engagement program to better understand the neighbourhood surrounding Albert Fields, and to gain input from the local community and stakeholders about the project’s design.
Intended to create a dialogue between the project team and the community, the program focused on the potential challenges faced by tenants and their priorities regarding the development. It also considered the needs of local park users, community groups and businesses, and touched on landscaping, ecology and affordability.
The program ran for nine weeks and received more than 700 responses. The feedback we received has informed the early design work and helped us understand what’s important to the community.
We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the program and shared their thoughts.
The program has shown that people are engaged and passionate about the area—particularly in regards to these four themes:
The community is connected to Brunswick’s sense of place and wants it carried through in future developments.
The community is knowledgeable about the built environment and wants to see high-quality outcomes that promote environmental sustainability.
The community thinks that diversity, inclusion and lifestyle affordability are very important.
The community expects development in the area to continue and appreciated the opportunity to help shape the outcome of Albert Fields.
Overall, the feedback has strengthened our understanding of the community’s needs, and helped to ensure that our proposal aligns with Brunswick’s priorities and values.
Developed by Mirvac and Milieu in collaboration, Albert Fields will see the developers partner to explore their vision for a sustainable, community-focused urban precinct.
Mirvac has long been committed to reimagining urban life through positive contributions to Australian cities, and the pursuit of quality and care in every little detail. Similarly, Milieu is driven by a passion for strong architectural outcomes and progressive urban design, partnering on and advocating for development that has a positive influence on the fabric of the city.
This project will bring together some of Melbourne's most thoughtful and well regarded architects, interior and landscape designers. Key collaborators include:
Fieldwork, an architecture practice that focuses on research and experimentation to deliver thoughtful projects that resonate with their surrounds.
Breathe Architecture, an architecture and design practice that prioritises social, economic and environmental sustainability.
Openwork, a landscape architecture consultancy and urban design studio that creates public spaces geared towards future living.
Mirvac and Milieu are proud to partner with these local firms, each of which has a wealth of experience working on projects across Melbourne's inner north.
For more information please visit:albertfields.com.au