Horizon Housing wins Logan Urban Design Award for Tallowwood on North

30 October 14

Horizon Housing, Queensland’s largest affordable housing provider, has won the Logan Urban Design Award in Architecture for its Tallowwood on North Development, proving affordable housing can be both affordable and stylish.

A landmark urban design project for the city, Tallowwood on North is a prominent feature of the local streetscape and provides an entry statement for Logan Central which aligns with Council’s future vision for the area.

Horizon Housing CEO, Jason Cubit, said the joint initiative between Horizon Housing, Logan City Council and the Australian Government demonstrates the high-quality housing and built form supported by the new Logan Central Draft Master Plan.

“Tallowwood on North has affordability at its core and we have showcased our innovative approach to residential development with this catalyst project, marrying attractive architecture with affordable design,” Mr Cubit said.

“We have created an architectural benchmark for Logan Central and demonstrated the kind of high quality development and modern design the Logan Central Draft Master Plan aims to draw to the area.”

“We’re thrilled this project has won the Logan Urban Design Award for Architecture as it really proves attractive design does not need to be sacrificed to develop affordable residences,” he said.

Established to shine a light on outstanding developments across the city, the Logan Urban Design Awards are a biennial event with submissions judged by a panel that includes industry experts and Logan City Councillors.

The judging panel were exceptionally impressed with Tallowwood on North, highlighting how its design addresses both client and community needs.

“Tallowwood is almost a textbook example of good urban and architectural design principles being applied to one of our most challenging project types,” the panel said in their award comments.

“Architecture can so often become self-centred, but this modest affordable housing project looks to its client, context, custodians and community for inspiration, and serves up a design solution that addresses all of their needs in style,” they said.

Logan City Council Planning and Development Committee Chair and judging panel member Councillor Cherie Dalley (Division 8), said the winners were very deserving.
"These projects will be the benchmark for the city as we grow, and indeed for other areas in Australia," she said.

"Good urban design is about pride of place and the City of Logan is fiercely proud; proud of who we are, proud of where we live and proud of our diversity and sense of community.”