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2013 Dulux Colour Awards winners announced

March 21, 2013

The 2013 Dulux Colour Awards winners were announced at a function at Luminaire in Melbourne last night.

Above: Atherton Gardens HUB Development project, by McCabe Architects and Bird de la Coeur Architects. Photo by John Gollings.

Winners of the 2013 Dulux Colour Awards were announced last night in Melbourne, with the prestigious Grand Prix title awarded to the Atherton Gardens HUB Development project, by McCabe Architects and Bird de la Coeur Architects.

“Atherton Gardens HUB Development exhibited exceptional bold use of colour on the external facade of the balconies which in turn created a vibrant impact and strong contrast against the white external walls,” said the judging panel, which consisted of Debbie Ryan (McBride Charles Ryan Architecture & Interior Design), Dana Tomic Hughes (Yellowtrace), street artist Adrian Doyle and New Zealand designer Denise L’Estrange-Corbet (WORLD).

The Atherton Gardens HUB development also took home the Multi Residential Exterior category prize.

Atherton Gardens HUB Development project, by McCabe Architects and Bird de la Coeur Architects. Photo by Mark Wilson

 

In the Commercial categories, Studio 505‘s Wintergarden Facade took home the Commercial Exterior award, while the Commercial Interior award went to John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School (JSRACS) Campus in Western Australia, by Brooking Design Architects. Judges were impressed with the layering and compositional use of colour throughout the “playful, peaceful and sophisticated” project. “The project is a fine example of using bright colours in harmony to create an exciting environment for children without introducing the usual primary colours,” said the jury.

Queen St Residence, by Edwards Moore (Vic). Photo by Fraser Marsden

 
In the remaining Residential categories, Melbourne-based practice Edwards Moore took home the coveted Single Residential Interior award for the diverse selection of colours and personality shown in their Queen St Residence. “The interior architecture was sharp while simultaneously injecting a sense of play into the space,” said the judges. CO-AP ArchitectsAnnandale House received the Single Residential Exterior award for its “subtle, cohesive and sophisticated use of colour”, while 87 Chapel St by MGS Architects won the Multi Residential Interior award. Judges praised the project for its “ingenious palette of colour that elevated the project from only existing in a realm of mundane and ordinary into a much more exciting, engaging interior space”.

Annandale House by CO-AP Architects

 

Judges were impressed by the winner of the Student prize – Backyard Shenanigans by Adrian Rivalland (RMIT) – with its use of colour, context and contrast creating a community friendly space. As well as a cash prize, Rivalland won the opportunity to produce a limited edition colour palette as part of the Designers for Dulux program.

Overall, Debbie Ryan said that there were similar influences across all projects and categories.

“There was an obvious trend in the ambitious use of bright colours and pattern across all categories both exterior and interior this year with many projects exhibiting a strong sense of place and context,” said Ryan.

87 Chapel St by MGS Architects

 

All award winners went home with a AU$1,000 cash prize and trophy, apart from the Grand Prix winner who received AU$1,500 plus an airfare, accommodation and entry costs to an international design fair of their choosing.

Backyard Shenanigans by Adrian Rivalland (RMIT) won the Student prize.

 

See below for the full list of winners and commendations.

‘Grand Prix’ Award

Atherton Gardens HUB Development by McCabe Architects & Bird de la Coeur Architects

Commercial Exterior

Wintergarden Façade by Studio 505
Commendation
Knox Innovation Opportunity Sustainability Centre (KIOSC)

Commercial Interior

John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School (JSRACS) Campus, Western Australia by Brooking Design Architects
Commendations

QV Amenities by Russell & George
Wayside Chapel by Environa Studio

Single Residential Interior

Queen St Residence by Edwards Moore Projects Pty. Ltd.
Commendation

Unit 23 by Daarc

Single Residential Exterior

Annandale House by CO-AP Architects
Commendation

North Avenue by Rolf Ockert Architects

Multi Residential Interior

87 Chapel St by MGS Architects

Multi Residential Exterior

Atherton Gardens HUB Development by McCabe Architects & Bird de la Coeur Architects

Student Prize

Backyard Shenanigans by Adrian Rivalland (RMIT)
Commendation

North Eveleigh Cinematheque by Tiffany Liew (University of Sydney)

dulux.com.au/colourawards

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