The Victorian Pride Centre is the iconic new home of Victoria’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex communities.

The Pride Centre’s vision was informed by a number of key values including living with pride, valuing differences, uplifting others and sustainable development. The building was complete in 2021.


Victorian Pride Centre


Sustainability Integration


St Kilda, VIC




John Gollings


HIP V. HYPE Sustainability has worked closely with the Victorian Pride Centre (VPC), Brearly Architects and Urbanists (BAU) and Grant Amon Architects (GAA), to identify measures to improve the project’s environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Drawing on concepts and design measures from a variety of tools including Green Star Design & As Built, WELL and Living Building Challenge, the project uses the Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard (BESS) tool to benchmark performance.

HIP V. HYPE Sustainability worked closely with the design team to strategically approach sustainability, delivering:

  • Sustainability Opportunities Assessment and Workshop
  • Preliminary Green Star Design & As Built pathway
  • Sustainability Management Plan and BESS assessment
  • Tender advice to ensure effective integration through construction
  • Preliminary energy and daylight assessments
  • Rainwater tank sizing analysis to optimise rainwater collection and reuse
  • Solar panel system sizing analysis 

The building is set to deliver a minimum of 10% improvement in thermal performance in comparison to a reference building. A high-efficiency heat recovery system that will create improved energy efficiency and thermal comfort. The building has been designed with the end-users in mind aiming to deliver electric vehicle charging in basement car park and high quality bike parking, showers and lockers.


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