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Excellent Resene-coloured projects recognised at the 2021 Best Design Awards

18 Mar 2022

In a time when it’s been so difficult to come together to celebrate the amazing work designers across the country have been producing, it was a treat this year that Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) members, award nominees, families and fans were able to at least join virtually for the 2021 Best Design Awards. The night showcased the high standard of design excellence in New Zealand provided an opportunity to share and recognise some truly epic projects and stories. 

Check out this sampling of the projects painted, stained and clear coated in Resene products that were honoured at the event. 

SCION Innovation Hub – Te Whare Nui o Tuteata

RTA Studio and Irving Smith Architects

It was a big night for this Resene Total Colour Neutrals Award winning project. Not only did SCION Innovation Hub receive the coveted Purple Pin and Gold Pin for Built Environment, it also received a Gold Pin in the Offices & Workplace Environment (over 1000 sqm), Public and Institutional Spaces (over $10M) and Toitanga categories. The project features Resene Black, Resene Bokara Grey, Resene Rice Cake, Resene Rock Salt and Resene Aquaclear as part of its design.

Judges’ Comments: “Leading from the front this is a project that takes NZ buildings to a new level of awareness and identity that celebrates beautiful, thoughtful and uniqueness of Aotearoa and makes this visible in our built environment.”

Leigh Bach Bliss

Du Bois Design

Featuring a kitchen design recognised as the Supreme Kitchen Runner-up at the most recent edition of the NKBA Awards, Du Bois Designs took home a Gold Pin in the Residential Interior category for their Leigh Bach Bliss project. The home has walls in Resene Half Rice Cake and a ceiling in Resene Eighth Rice Cake.

Judges’ Comments: A monumental stone kitchen island combined with warm timber veneers. A rich, evocative material palate and a deeply thoughtful and inviting series of spaces.

The Wood Pavilion

Leo Zhu, Dorien Viliamu, Daniel Fenn

A project that was originally constructed as part of the Brick Bay Folly Competition, the standout team of architecture grads from the University of Auckland were awarded a Gold Pin in the Student Spatial category. The Wood Pavilion is stained with Resene Woodsman Bark wood oil stain.

Judges’ Comments: “Wonderfully tactile and mesmerising in form, The Wood Pavilion is a piece of public sculpture that can be inhabited to uplift the spirit of the occupier.”

For the full list of 2021 winners, visit the Best Design Awards website.

images Sam Hartnett, Belinda Merrie, Patrick Reynolds

Published: 18 Mar 2022