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Groote Archipelago Housing Project

Shortlist – 2021



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The Groote Archipelago Housing Project has been carefully co-produced with the Anindilyakwa people to create a sustainable, long term housing future underpinned by local decision making, community leadership, empowerment and local community control to deliver culturally responsive and climatically suitable housing.


Fundamentally this project was a design-led housing program, not a housing project. In the overwhelming majority of Indigenous communities, housing projects are delivered through sporadic government interventions in singular projects with a focus on cost cutting and novelty. The opportunity presented by the Anindilyakwa community was to re-imagine the housing paradigm that has haunted remote Australia.

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