Waterview Wharf Workshops win Resene Colour Awards 2014
Amongst the winners of the Resene Total Colour Awards 2014 was Sydney's Waterview Wharf Workshops with their nod to the Dutch-inspired coloured wharves of tropical Curacao in the Southern Caribbean Sea.
What makes a great building landmark?
For the Waterview
Wharf Workshops in Sydney the answer would be colour.
The bold and confident colour palette of these buildings has
earned the top honours position in the Resene Total Colour
Resene has a reputation and long history
based on innovation and colour
The development of colour throughout the years has seen the
range extend from a small handful when Resene started more than 65
years ago to a full range that includes mulitiple hues within any
one given colour spectrum.
To celebrate this fullness of range the Resene Total Colour
Awards were launched as a means to encourage and celebrate
excellence and creative use of colour that includes striking colour
palettes and combinations that provide fresh inspiration.
The range of awards on offer vary and include the best colour
Commercial - Interior Public/Retail
Commercial Interior Office
Commercial Interior Public + Retail Space
Display + Product
Rising Star Collaborative (student)
Rising Star Individual (student) and Lifetime Achievement
Colour Master Nightingale Award for the best overall colour
Resene Total Colour Master Nightingale Award
Resene Total Colour Commercial Exterior Award.
The Waterview Wharf
Workshops won the top two awards on offer, i.e. The Resene
Total Colour Master Nightingale Award, named after the Nightingale
family, founders and current owners of Resene today, this Award
recognises excellence in colour and paint use. The second win was
the Resene Total Colour Commercial Exterior Award which the judges
describe as simply outstanding; a beautiful
juxtaposition of colour, unique and strong.
The transformation colour can make
It's amazing the difference paint can make, it can take an
otherwise bland exterior and transform it into a standout icon.
The bold use of colour applied to the row of warehouses which
prior to transformation blended into the landscape and scarcely
rated a second glance are now an eye-catching, new landmark on the
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
It has resulted in the absolute transformational nature of
the buildings and provides connectivity to its
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, it is 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 and colour applied to its
You just have to stop and look!