Northern Aspect Construction Awarded Top Honours In Sustainability Award By Landcorp

Northern Aspect Construction teamed up with SIA Architects and Baltinas Architecture to take on ‘The REAL Challenge’ (Regional Environmental Affordable Living), a sustainability design competition set by LandCorp. The target set by LandCorp meant the team had to develop new housing designs which are both affordable and demonstrate high climate responsiveness and climate sensitivity for the Kimberley, Pilbara and South West Regions.

Northern Aspect Construction along with their architects obviously impressed the judges with both their entries making the finalist short list. The designs were then voted on by the local residents in the respective regions, with the K1 being awarded the winner for the Kimberley region.

K1 Design - Arial View

The award was recently presented to Adrian Mazzega and Kristan Pinner from Northern Aspect Construction, along with Sasha Ivanovich from SIA Architects by LandCorp.

“We are very excited about winning this REAL Challenge award. It will give the community a wider perspective of what Northern Aspect has to offer with our unique cost effective building method” said Kristan. “It’s our way of giving clients an energy efficient home away from the normal traditional types of construction. They will be able to view our construction methods in the display home once it’s finished”. added Adrian.

Kristan Pinner (far left) & Adrian Mazzega (second from left) 

from Northern Aspect Construction along with Sasha Ivanovich (second from right)
from SIA Architect by LandCorp, being presented with The REAL Challenge award
from Brendon Grylls, Lands Minister.

Lands Minister, Brendon Grylls commented, “Entrants were required to design a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home that could be sold within a set affordability range, but also met sustainability and design criteria such as a minimum six-star energy efficiency rating, required minimal mechanical heating and cooling, and which capitalised on local cooling breezes and natural ventilation.”

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Press Release
Press release from the Ministers Office.

The K1 provides a new alternative in good quality architecturally designed modular housing for people in the regions, a feature the judges believe has been lacking in recent years.

The K1 displays an unusual plan form that provides large areas of indoor, outdoor living all under the same roof. This unusual plan capitalises on the South East and North West cooling breezes whilst shielding from the strong desert North Eastern breezes. The modular construction system also provides flexibility in the design of the spaces within the home without compromising on cost or liveability.

The extent of louvered window shading demonstrates an attention to detail that along with many other sustainability features of this scheme, create what the judges believed to be a very liveable home.

The K1 concept will be built in Lakeside Park, Kununurra and be available once completed to view as a sustainable living display home.

If you are interested in working with Northern Aspect Construction on the building of this unique project call Kristan or Adrian for more details:
1300 799 054

Adrian Mazzega or Kristan Pinner 

Northern Aspect Construction
Tel: 1300 799 054