• I am over 50
  • I am struggling to make ends meet
  • I want a quality affordable home
  • I want help when I need it
  • I Want A Good Life

Our Architecture

Wintringham unashamedly builds beautiful buildings.

Reversing a world wide tradition that expected homeless people to accept ugly and institutional buildings that reinforced negative images of disempowered people, Wintringham has consciously set out to create a liveable environment that is enjoyable to live and work within.

Our buildings have won numerous awards, including internationally. For instance:

  • Building and Social Housing Foundation World Habitat Award 1997 for Wintringham Port Melbourne Hostel
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme Habitat Scroll of Honour 2011 for Wintringham overall 
  • Australasian Over 50's Housing Award 2011 for the redevelopment of the Miller Trust portfolio

The project design brief for all of our housing developments is based on the primary principle that residents should retain, in as many ways as possible, control over life decisions, personal health and daily routines. The individual resident has fundamental rights that should be protected and not weakened, demeaned or withdrawn through design, practice or managerial decisions.

Extensive use is made of soft building materials, such as timber weatherboards instead of brick; cedar window frames instead of aluminium; bitumen instead of concrete. All residents are provided with a private lockable room that leads out onto verandahs, which revives a traditional form of Australian architecture that our older residents are familiar with.

  • gilgunya architectural
  • Eunice Seddon Home, located in Dandenong
  • highton architectural
  • shepparton architectural
  • Shepparton
  • Wintringham quality housing
  • Benalla


Allen Kong Architect

Importantly, we have learnt that people respond to their environment. Residents respect and value the buildings, and take a great deal of pride in their home. The sense of futility and hopelessness that is associated with homelessness and the threat of homelessness is replaced with a real sense of self worth and personal dignity.

All Wintringham and Wintringham Housing's building projects have been undertaken with Allen Kong Architect, whose award-winning creativity and adaptability have ensured first rate outcomes for residents.

Allen Kong

 Allen Kong
How Can We Help You?
If you are over 50, struggling to make ends meet, want a quality affordable home and help when you need it. If you want a good life then contact us on 03 9034 4824.
Who We Are

Wintringham is a not-for-profit welfare organisation created to address the scourge of elderly homelessness. Wintringham Housing is registered in the state of Victoria as a Housing Association.

How Can You Help Us?
Wintringham values the critical roles of staff and volunteers. We also welcome donations and the generosity of philanthropic partners.
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