Excellence in Use of Metal Project Now
Winner Excellence in Use of Metal
The excellence in this design lies in not how much metal has been used but rather in the way it is used.
Westlab What would otherwise be a traditional industrial building has been transformed with a liminal steel screen. Wrapping around Westlab’s warehouse façade, the steel screen is not just a striking visual accessory, but a functional form. The steel blades invite sunlight through the floor-to-ceiling windows while shielding direct lines of sight into the office. This allows the workers privacy
from their exposed corner block without compromising on natural light. As you move past Westlab, the steel screen’s colour evolves from green to blue which echoes the dynamic nature of Westlab’s occupants. The excellence in this design lies not in how much metal has been used but rather in the way it is used. A once standard building has become a standout due to deft creativity and innovation.
Designer Project Now Web projectnow.net.au Builder MKM Constructions Photographer H-Studios
Recognising good building design in Australia.