Finalists revealed: 2016 Dulux Colour Awards

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Hellenic Republic by March Studio.

Hellenic Republic by March Studio. Image: Daniel Fuge

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Hellenic Republic by March Studio.

Hellenic Republic by March Studio. Image: Daniel Fuge

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8bit Burger by Architects EAT.

8bit Burger by Architects EAT. Image: Derek Swalwell

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre by ARM Architecture.

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre by ARM Architecture. Image: John Gollings

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Jackson-Sutton Residence by Smart Design Studio.

Jackson-Sutton Residence by Smart Design Studio.

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Finalists in the 2016 Dulux Colour Awards were announced on 16 March. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Dulux Colour Awards. From a record 259 entries, 80 projects from across Australia and New Zealand have been shortlisted in nine categories.

The finalists selected by the judges were characterized by playful and experimental use of colour.

“We were thrilled to see entries pushing the boundaries of colour application and incorporating both futuristic and retrospective elements – fitting with this year’s focus on the evolution of colour in design and architecture,” said Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux colour planning and communication manager.

The finalists will proceed to the next stage of judging by a panel of industry leaders. Winners will be announced on 28 March 2016.

On the judging panel are: Meryl Hare (Hare + Klein Interior Design), Clare Cousins (Clare Cousins Architects), James Harper (BrookingHarper and Design Institute of Australia), Matt Gibson (Matt Gibson Architecture + Design), and Alex Fulton (Alex Fulton Design).

The New Zealand finalists are as below:

8bit Burger by Architects EAT. Image:  Derek Swalwell

Commercial Exterior

Empire Cinema and Eatery – Archaus

Commercial Interior (Public Space & Hospitality)

Chisnallwood Intermediate – Kyla Davies Design

Jackson-Sutton Residence by Smart Design Studio.

Single Residential Interior 

Beech Hill – Design.spec

Single Residential Exterior

Kaka House – Ross Nielson

Knowles House – Dalman

Multi Residential Exterior

One Market Lane – Studio of Pacific Architecture

Student

Push, Pull, Shrink, Grow – Rebecca Wyborn

The House that Politics Built - Parliament Aotearoa – Tessa Forde 

International

14 John Burke Drive, Aotea, Porirua – Aramus

Beech Hill – Salmond Reed Architects / Design.spec

Chisnallwood Intermediate – Kyla Davies Design

Empire Cinema and Eatery – Archaus

Kaka House – Ross Nielson

Knowles House – Dalman

For the complete shortlist of finalists, see here.


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