(Research) Stirling Towers

(Initial Thoughts)

Retrofitting Public Housing










The most sustainable building is the one that already exists –

Built in 1971, Stirling Towers in Highgate comprises one 12-storey tower and one three-storey tower, which together hold more than 90 apartments. The towers have been empty since 2014, and an application for demolition is currently lodged.

In collaboration with Finding Infinity and Housing Choices Australia, we prepared a retrofitting study of the buildings, including precedents, plans proposal, initiatives and their impacts, as well as a cost comparison and an embodied carbon analysis.


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Stirling Towers Retrofitting Typical Plans

Typical Plans, Nic Brunsdon

Stirling Towers Retrofitting

Potential Initiatives, Finding Infinity