Top honours for Arts Epicentre

217188_01 Braybrook Art Epicentre wins Dulux Colour Award. (Supplied)

Esther Lauaki

Braybook’s Arts Epicentre has taken out top honours at the Dulux 2020 Colour Awards.

The Arts Epicentre is a new building, amalgamating Caroline Chisholm College’s creative programs.

The building is the new creative hub, a landmark formalising a new identity for the Churchill Avenue – girls’ campus.

The 34th Dulux Colour Awards recognised the most cutting-edge and creative applications of colour across six categories of architecture and design.

The renowned industry awards program attracted more than 450 entries from Australia and New Zealand.

The judging panel, comprising five leaders in the architecture and design industry, offered unanimous praise for the calibre of the finalists.

The Arts Epicentre includes a large central atrium space is the heart of the project where all respective disciplines within the building come together into one adaptable performance space. The internal arrangement of spaces is curated around the idea of audience and performance mirroring one another.

Its design was inspired by an impromptu performance at the Victorian College of the Arts – School of Drama in Melbourne, designed in 2004 by the late Peter Corrigan of Edmond and Corrigan.

Foolscap Studio director Adele Winteridge, who was on the judging panel, said the new building was derived from a series of key architectural moves that respond directly to site, context and culture of place.

Dulux Colour communications manager Andrea Lucena-Orr said the level of sophistication, creativity and masterful use of colour continues to rise each year

“Architects and designers are becoming increasingly bold and adept at employing paint as an integral element in the design of both internal and external spaces and this is evident across all the winning projects,” Ms Lucena-Orr said.

“Overall, the high degree of creativity encapsulated in such a vast breadth of architectural genres makes this year’s award winners really stand out.

“It goes to the heart of our awards program to recognise such vision.”

Esther Lauaki