Iconic colour on the waterfront wins top colour award

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5 September 2014
The Resene Total Colour Master Nightingale Award 2014

Resene Total Colour Awards 2014 were held on Thursday, 4 September 2014. The confident colour palette on the Waterview Wharf Workshops in Sydney has been awarded top honours for its bold colour choices that have firmly cemented it as a new landmark on Sydney Harbour. 

The Resene Total Colour Master Nightingale Award, named after the Nightingale family who founded and still run Resene today, recognises excellence in colour and paint use, and was awarded to Waterview Wharf Workshops. It also won the Resene Total Colour Commercial Exterior Award. The judges described this project as “simply outstanding. A beautiful juxtaposition of colour, unique and strong.

It’s amazing the difference paint can make. From safe, bland, tired and out-dated, this project has used paint to present an exciting exterior through the use of paint colour. Prior to painting, the old warehouses simply blended into the landscape and scarcely rated a second glance; now they are eye-catching and are a new landmark on the harbour. Drawing inspiration from international maritime palettes and undertaking extensive work locally to consult on the colour choices, this colour palette is very carefully thought out and implemented. It has resulted in the absolute transformational nature of the buildings and provides connectivity to its surroundings.

The related colourful palette is used perfectly to highlight the unique forms of the building. Symmetry and connectivity is created with a real play on how to manipulate colour to both bring forward and recede. A perfect example of how to make paint colour work for you. From anonymous, shabby and ordinary to simply extraordinary, this is a new iconic view on the harbour; you just have to stop and look.”

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