In the 31st anniversary year of the iconic Dulux Colour Awards, limitless imagination and bold execution combined to define the winning projects across nine individual categories.
Announced at a gala dinner on Wednesday 10th May, held in the Touring Hall at the Melbourne Museum, the 2017 winners included a stand out project by Richard Middleton Architects in the Multi Residential Exterior Category, RMIT Bundoora West Student Accommodation that featured iconic use of the electro powdercoat product in mid bronze.
The project was a wonderful example of creativity, whereby the architect has utilised materials to create colour shading and has deployed the colour on differentiated textures to deliver two tones from just one hue. Situated within an aboriginal heritage site, amongst ancient red gums, the bronze exterior colour works to create texture and lustre in certain light conditions, complementing its environment.
The winners were selected from an overall 286 entries and subsequent shortlist of 89 finalists, by a judging panel of design leaders, including: Ryan Russell, Director at Russell & George; Maurice Terzini, Restaurateur and Fashion Designer; Fiona Lynch, Director at Fiona Lynch Interior Design; Timothy Hill, Director at Partner’s Hill, and Shelley Ferguson, Editor in Chief of Your Home and Garden (NZ).