Project Description

13 Motel Units
Location: 858 George Street Dunedin
Completed: 1999
NZ INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS AWARDS
NZIA Branch Awards 1999 Hospitality and Interiors
NZIA Branch Awards 1999 Colour
NZIA Regional Awards 2000 Multiple Housing
NZIA Regional Awards 2000 Colour

JURY CITATIONS
NZIA BRANCH AWARD:Colour
Careful colour selection has resulted in a completely appropriate total composition, providing both an element of discrete inclusion, yet with enough individual identity within the George Street context.
NZIA BRANCH AWARD:Hospitality and Interiors
The Awards Jury is concerned that the Local Authority focus on the past will not of itself guarantee design quality. In this case, however, the architect has met all District Plan Heritage objectives while satisfying a contemporary brief.
The development suits George Street and provides motel accommodation of a big standard. The subtle variations of the same two storied villa form are successful and the stand-alone house (Unit 1) is a gem.

NZIA REGIONAL AWARD:Multiple Housing
This motel complex at 858 George Street Dunedin captures the essence of the George Street character. The ‘hands on’ involvement of the owners, architect and builders enhances public awareness and understanding of the value of good architecture as applied to motel development. There is a wonderful richness to the detailing and diversity of internal spaces which combines boldness and subtlety. This motel feels good.
NZIA REGIONAL AWARD:Colour
This motel complex at 858 George Street Dunedin captures the essence of the George Street character. External colour is used with subtlety and restraint to enhance and define building elements and detail, while the internal colours used are rich and diverse. This is a well-mannered addition to street and community where the chosen colours represent a collective memory of Victorian Dunedin.

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