12 May 2023
Congratulations to project architects DesignInc Sydney, Lacoste+Stevenson and Manuelle Gautrand Architecture and Builder/developer Built Pty Limited for winning the Dulux Colour Awards 2023 Best Commercial and Multi-residential Exterior project for its design of PHIVE, Parramatta’s New Community and Civic Hub.
This category recognises the best exterior coatings finishes of any commercial, industrial, education facility or multi-residential apartment building and PHIVE took centre stage.
PHIVE’s distinctive envelope, which is both a roof and a façade, is made of a panellised system of self-shading windows and skylights that allow filtered light to flood the interiors whilst also protecting from heat and glare.
Dulux Duratec Elements was selected for its durable finish, colour retention, and flat surface to provide the least reflective finish at all angles including low-angle sun reflections. Duratec Zeus was also used in the project.
The building takes inspiration from flora endemic to the area. The panellised skylight and facade system developed for the building allowed the team to specify an unexpected array of red-hued colours that transition from deep and dark at the lowest levels up to pale at the spire.
For more information about all the projects recognised in the 37th Dulux Colour Awards visit the Dulux Colour Awards hub here
Photographer: Brett Boardman Photographty
Dulux Colour Awards 2023 Winner – Commercial and Multi Residential Exterior