This project incorporates 108 units of affordable ‘near-market’ rental housing oriented for singles, couples and families in a 9 storey building located in Victoria’s Vic West community. The unit mix is predominately small 390 SF studio apartments, with larger one and three-bedroom units up to 1250 SF. The modern expression of the façade is intended to provide an expressive and attractive image within a restrictive construction budget, and ensure that this new building fits within its context of market and non-market residential buildings of various scales. Construction is concrete frame with steel stud infill, clad in a high-performance exterior insulation finish stucco system. The building provides two walk-up suites facing the Wilson Street, buffered with landscaped terraces and gated stairs. The facades are articulated with undulating glazed balconies and coloured accent panels, and is designed to energy efficient standards.