Four entries make shortlist for WA public housing competition

Four entrants have been shortlisted in a competition to design of 14 new public housing units in the Hilton area of Fremantle.

The shortlist includes architects David Barr (David Barr Architects), Trent Woods (Officer Woods Architects), Jennie Officer (Officer Woods Architects) and a team comprising Bernard Seeber, Jonathan Strauss and Georgia Willis (Bernard Seeber Architects).

The first stage of the competition required architects to submit concept designs for two units of up to 80 square metres each, to be located on a battleaxe lot. The four shortlisted entries will now progress to the second stage, in which teams will submit more detailed designs of the initial concept that can be adapted to six other infill lots in Hilton.

Hilton is located within the City of Fremantle and is approximately five kilometres east of the Fremantle town centre. Originally developed for state housing in the post-war period, the suburb contains a number of the mid-century houses designed by notable Western Australian architects Krantz and Sheldon.

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