Swiss-inspired RV takes out prestigious QLD Master Builders award

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Lutheran Services Alondra Residences has been voted Brisbane’s best community accommodation for aged care and nursing homes by the Master Builders Association at its recent housing and construction awards.

Designed by BVN and built by Woollam Constructions, Alondra Residences in Nundah, 8km northeast of Brisbane’s CBD, features thousands of plants, a cascading water wall, reflection gardens, a green rooftop and entertainment facility overlooking the city.

The NFP’s eight-storey village is inspired by best-practice retirement living from Switzerland, France and Canada and is designed to foster social connection.

It features 52 one, two and three-bedrooms apartments catering to over-65s, with supported living services, including concierge, shuttle bus, 24-hour call system and neighbouring aged care community.

Lutheran Services CEO Nick Ryan said the award was a credit to the planning and quality craftsmanship of the project.

“Every single element was considered, from the 3,400 plants that promote natural airflow to public spaces that bring people together in a vibrant precinct that has shops, restaurants, transport and parks at your doorstep,” Mr Ryan said.

“We’ve received very positive feedback from residents and visitors on the nature-inspired age-friendly design, which was brought to life by the highly skilled team at Woollam Constructions.”

Woollam Constructions managing director Craig Percival said the win was a team effort.

“We worked together with Lutheran Services to build a thriving community that truly focuses on the residents and their comfort,” Mr Percival said.

”Our people take enormous pride in the work that builds these communities and Alondra Residences is another example of a project that demonstrates the highest level of liveability.”

The NFP has 10 retirement villages across Queensland.