Dulux has announced the finalists for its 37th annual Colour Awards, recognizing the innovative use of colour in the built environment.
“This year’s finalists demonstrate the capacity for colour to be a fundamental and versatile design tool,” said Dulux colour and communications manager Andrea Lucena-Orr.
Comprising 113 entries from across Australian and New Zealand, the finalists “embody a renewed vigour and energy, suggesting that designers’ and architects’ confidence in using colour is enabling them a greater degree of freedom and experimentation,” Orr said.
“It is safe to say, based on the extent of this year’s entries, that the days of ‘safe’ and predictable palettes in this sector are changing. There is a notable playfulness and vibrancy demonstrated in all typologies, from education and office fitouts to health, retail and hospitality, with the use of murals, block colour and feature signage more prevalent than ever.”
The finalists will be judged in categories of Single Residential Interior, Single Residential Exterior, Commercial Interior – Public and Hospitality, Commercial Interior – Workplace and Retail, Commercial and Multiresidential Exterior and Student.
The judging panel comprises Andrew Piva (director of B.E Architecture), Brahman Perera (interdisciplinary designer and director of his eponymous studio), Lisa Lee (senior interior designer of Snøhetta), Sarah Carney (project director of CTRL Space), and Byron George (director of Russell and George).
Winners will be revealed on 11 May, culminating in the announcement of the Grand Prix winners for Australia and New Zealand. See all the finalists on the Dulux Colour Awards website.
Source: Architecture - architectureau