In the 26th year of the Dulux Colour Awards, the prize winners once again showcase the impact of colour in design.
The Grand Prix at this year’s Dulux Colour Awards has gone to Billard Leece Partnership and Bates Smart for the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, with judges praising the project for showcasing the possibilities of colour in design.
“The Royal Children’s Hospital’s colour palette is dynamic, complex and richly researched,” said the jury, who also awarded the project with a win in the Commercial Interior category.
“Colour has been effectively and comprehensively integrated into the building to enable wayfinding throughout.
“With a base palette drawn from Royal Park to define various parts of the hospital, the colour schemes for different floor levels have also been taken from different regions around Victoria to give variation and richness to the experience of the children, staff and and visitors of the building.”
Room11 Architects’ use of colour for a walkway in the Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park (GASP) in Tasmania’s Elwick Bay earned the designers Best Commercial Exterior for turning an otherwise mundane access way into a striking public structure.
The Multi Residential Exterior and Interior categories were won by MGS Architects for Drill Hall Community Housing in Melbourne.
The exterior features colourful insertions that break up the palette of the existing surrounding buildings. The interior has been stripped bare to reveal its skeleton – making a clever use of colour highlights all the more effective.
For all the 2012 Dulux Colour Award Winners and Commendations, visit dulux.com.au/colourawards
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