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Winner: Most Effective Use of Colour (Residential)

Collingwood Apartments

DIG Design
Lindsay Douglas
(03) 9348 9033
www.digdesign.net.au
Collingwood Apartments
Tony Miller, Archiphoto

The use of vibrant colour is integral to the dynamic facade of this building. The colour is applied by way of unusual materials such as vinyl and one-way glass, and is highlighted by a large community art panel. The use of colour gives movement to the facade and sits well in the busy urban setting. This five storey complex accommodating 30 apartments, a commercial tenancy, and 37 on-site car parks, is a striking design achievement. This project contributes to contemporary design by challenging the idea of surface and façade through the clever use of positive and negative spaces, creating a development that invigorates and interacts with its surrounds, offering a vibrant place to live. This project has value added to the client’s investment and expectations.