COLOURS & FINISHES THAT INSPIRE
Photographer: Ela Glogowska
Dulux Colour Awards 2020
Finalist - Commercial and Multi Residential Exterior
Location: Oran Park, New South Wales
Colour: Duratec Intensity Storm,
Duratec Intensity Flame,
Duratec Intensity Coast,
Duratec Intensity Leaf,
Duratec Intensity Sunshine,
Duratec Intensity Summer,
Duratec Zeus Timberland
Components Coated: Perforated Sunscreen Elements, External Metalwork
Date Completed: December 2019
Architect: Perumal Pedavoli Architects
Fabricator: Arcadia Global
Powder Coater: G. James Glass & Aluminium
Oran Park High School, a finalist in the 2020 Dulux Colour Awards, is a large purpose built public High School for the growing western Sydney suburb of Oran Park.
The buildings have an articulated upper façade that provides a dynamic and sculptural appearance. This has been emphasized with the extensive pallet of Dulux colours which are graduated along the façade within angled window reveals. The result is a playful source of movement and a nod to the areas racing past.
Dulux Duratec Intensity powdercoat colours were used on perforated sunscreen elements and other external metalwork, punctuating and complementing the dynamic network of colours. Colour has played an important part in the schools way-finding strategy, with yellow acting as a key identifier of points for movement and entry on the site, an important feature given the large scale of the school.