Out of 437 entries and 105 finalists, the eight winners of the 35th Dulux Colour Awards have been announced!
Winners and commendations across the award’s seven categories were awarded at a live streamed gala event last evening. Collectively, these projects represent the most innovative and creative uses of colour across Australia and New Zealand design over the past 12 months.
Taking out the overall Australian Grand Prix award was 22 William by SJB, which also won the Commercial & Multi Residential Exterior category. The building’s facade, made up of existing brick and perforated screening, features bold jungle green gesturing a sense of play in the largely industrial Sydney suburb of Beaconsfield. Dulux Spinach Green was selected for the perfect balance of richness to contextually complement the leafy street tree canopies and city’s street signage.
A New Zealand Grand Prix prize was also awarded to Central Hotel by Naumi Hotels for its bold, whimsical and intriguing interior design by Undercurrent.
Kennedy Nolan’s Erskine House won the Residential Interior for their playful yet sophisticated approach to modernising a Victorian home. Starting with a cool and calming colour palette including Dulux Duck Egg Blue, Banksia, and Red Capital, the project is a cohesive home that triggers positive memories, and helps create new ones.
Rounding out the residential winners was Bona Vista by Studio Prineas, which won the Single Residential Exterior award. This project’s colour palette including Dulux American Mahogany and Reddy Brown pays homage to the identity of the original Federation bungalow house in line with heritage guidelines, while allowing for the practicalities of contemporary living. The result is a surprising and memorable volume, articulated by partially obscured skylights filtering natural light.
Congratulations to all the winning designers!
2021 Dulux Colour Awards winners
Australia winner: 22 William – SJB
New Zealand winner: Central Hotel – Naumi Hotels
Winner: Erskine House – Kennedy Nolan
Commendation: Divided House – Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Commendation: South Yarra Apartment – Rosanna Ceravolo Design
Single Residential Exterior
Winner: Bona Vista – Studio Prineas
Commendation: Engawa House – Arcke
Commercial & Multi Residential Exterior
Winner: 22 William – SJB
Commendation: RMIT Rodda Lane – Sibling Architecture
Commercial Interior – Workplace & Retail
Winner: 66 Wentworth Avenue – Welsh + Major
Commendation: DAS Studio – DAS Studio
Commendation: Beauty Block – Bergman & Co.
Commercial Interior – Public & Hospitality
Winner: Surfside Primary School – Sibling Architecture
Commendation: Poodle Bar & Bistro – Bergman & Co.
Winner: Installation Art – Joanne Odisho, RMIT University
Commendation: Cremorne Mesh House – Ying Ho Shiu, RMIT University
Visit the Dulux Colour Awards website for more info