Photographer: Timothy Burgess, Alex Jackson
Dulux Colour Awards 2020
Finalist - Commercial and Multi Residential Exterior
Location: Williamstown, Victoria
Colour: Duratec Eternity Linen Pearl
Duratec Zeus Black Matt
Components Coated: Louvres
Date Completed: June 2019
Builder: Build Corp
Architect: Elenberg Fraser
Powder Coater: AAF
Gem, Waterline Place is a nine story coastal residential tower in Williamstown, Melbourne and takes its name from the pier that once welcomed boats returning to shore. The project was a finalist in the Commercial and Multi Residential Exterior category at the 2020 Dulux Colour Awards.
Gem is inextricably linked to the maritime history of the area with inspiration for the building taken from an anchored cruise ship resting alongside an array of sail boats. The soft billowing forms of sails catching the wind guide Gem’s dynamic façade and curvilinear forms.
Dulux Duratec Eternity Linen Pearl and other Dulux products were selected for their durability in the corrosive environment of Port Phillip Bay and the adjacent industrial sites of Williamstown. This resilience of the range was crucial to the sustainability of the building and maintaining the architectural vision of a brilliant, shimmering ocean liner.