Dulux Colour Awards 2021 winners announced
The exceptional displays of innovative colour use were showcased last night as the winning projects of the 2021 Dulux Colour Awards were announced via a virtual, live-streamed Gala Event on the Dulux website.
Selected from an outstanding 437 entries from Australia and New Zealand, the award-winning projects across the six categories are truly remarkable, with colour use by the architects and designers a testament to their commitment to creativity and originality in design.
“As our renowned industry awards program celebrates its 35th year, it is befitting that we are witnessing new levels of innovation with colour,” Dulux Colour and Communication Manager, Andrea Lucena-Orr, said. “It is driving design concepts and sparking entire strategies across the spectrum of building typologies, which is a credit to creative professionals and their visionary clients.”
The judging panel particularly commended the use of colour in place-making; the universally high degree of inventiveness and execution in a number of projects made for some spirited debate, particularly in the Commercial and Multi-Residential and Residential Exterior categories.
The panel comprised five design industry leaders: Sarah-Jane Pyke, Arent&Pyke; Jefa Greenaway, Greenaway Architects; Suzannah Waldron, Searle x Waldron Architecture; Mel Bright, Studio Bright; and, Patrick Loo, Common Space (NZ).
“We were impressed by the breadth and implementation of colour in the conceptual and finished projects, particularly those that manipulated and mastered their immediate surrounds,” the judges said. “We considered the designs holistically; the way colour encapsulated a space, highlighted the architectural form and is supported through soft furnishings and furniture.”
The Australian Grand Prix winner and recipient of the Commercial and Multi-Residential Exterior Award, 22 William epitomises courageous design.
“Hugely ambitious and brilliantly conceived, we credit SJB for committing to a single colour and so artfully executing its use in such an impactful way,” said the judges.
The NZ Grand Prix winner has playfully crafted an array of profound saturated hues to extraordinary effect.
“The Central Hotel in Queenstown displays a discerning depth of colour, comprehensively articulated,” the judges said. “It is memorably original and wonderfully playful.
“We are awed by the courage and sophistication of this year’s award winners,” said Lucena-Orr in conclusion. “From public works to private homes, the degree of ambition and excellence demonstrates that designers, architects and clients all recognise the integral role of colour in our built environment and its capacity to transform our experience.”
GRAND PRIX AUSTRALIA WINNER:
22 William by SJB
GRAND PRIX NEW ZEALAND WINNER:
Central Hotel by Naumi Hotels by Undercurrent
COMMERCIAL INTERIOR: WORKPLACE & RETAIL
66 Wentworth Avenue by Welsh + Major
Beauty Block by Bergman and Co
Das Studio by Das Studio
COMMERCIAL INTERIOR: PUBLIC & HOSPITALITY
Surfside Primary School by Sibling Architecture
Poodle Bar and Bistro by Bergman & Co
COMMERCIAL & MULTI-RESIDENTIAL EXTERIOR
22 William by SJB
RMIT Rodda Lane by Sibling Architecture
Erskine House by Kennedy Nolan
Divided House by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
South Yarra Apartment by Rosanna Ceravolo Design
SINGLE RESIDENTIAL EXTERIOR
Bona Vista by Studio Prineas
Engawa House by Arcke
STUDENT CATEGORY (YEARS 1 – 6)
Installation Art by Joanne Odisho, RMIT University
Cremorne Mesh House by Ying Ho Shiu (Hiro), RMIT University