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‘The Bump’ Renault stand concept by DGT

Dan Dorell, Lina Ghotmeh and Tsuyoshi Tane’s diverse architectural backgrounds and enthusiasm for new construction projects saw them win Renault’s 2010 open competition. Designed as a kit to transport and tour more than 20 cities around the world until 2015, including Geneva, Frankfurt, Algiers, Shanghai, Barcelona and Buenos Aires, the unique concept is more curvaceous and feminine than its predecessors.

The instantly recognisable, warm and welcoming stand asserts its position as a manufacturing leader and reflects the core values of this popular champion and its cars that suit any lifestyle. The goal was to spark emotion at first sight, act as the nerve centre for Renault’s identity and ensure each visitor has a unique and memorable experience.

A concept in motion
DGT uncovered a common value among the concept cars, estates, sporty numbers and electric city cars (all displayed on the stand): motion. But the question was how to translate the feeling of motion to a stand? Faced with the majority of stands’ flat surfaces which make it difficult to show the cars at their best, they decided to make the layout the key part of their project. Two hills are the first things you notice around the stand. Concept cars or new vehicles spin on rotating platforms at the top. On the sides, the concentric vehicle layout shows different sides to them depending on where you’re standing. The visitor can admire the manufacturer’s new models on either side of the central aisle. The floor and ceiling lighting enhance the feeling of motion created by the 3D layout. Balls of light move as one and simulate the movement of the waves whilst subtly changing colour. Brand identity images appear on the huge LED screens to create the desired atmosphere.



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UPDATE: The Old Library restaurant nominated for second design award!

The Old Library has been nominated for a Belle – Coco Republic Interior Design Award this year! Last month we shared the details about the restaurant’s interior with you here as well as an interview with Mario Kalpou here.  We’re now excited to announce the restaurant’s design is nominated along with Apollo at Potts Point and Scarlett at The Rocks in its category.

The awards tomorrow will celebrate the excellence in Australian interior design and decoration by individuals, partnerships and design practices at residential, commercial and corporate levels. These prestigious awards are committed to supporting the creativity and innovation of the Australian interior design industry.

The Old Library offers the finest flavours of Southern Italy in a designer setting that’s fresh and modern and remains true to the heritage of its 1908 building.

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2012 Dulux Colour Awards (commercial)

The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne has won the Grand Prix title in the 2012 Dulux Colour Awards!

The awards have been celebrating bright shades and bold patterns in the building and design scape for 26 years and, with a record amount of entries, and 111 finalists this year, the judges were swamped with inspiring shades and architectural wonders like never before.

“The Royal Children’s Hospital’s colour palette is dynamic, complex and richly researched. Colour has been effectively and comprehensively integrated into the building … with a base palette – drawn from Royal Park – to define various parts of the hospital. The colour schemes for different floor levels have also been taken from different regions around Victoria to give variation and richness to the experience of the children, staff and visitors of the building,” the judging panel said.

View all the Dulux Colour Award winners and other entries at dulux.com.au/colourawards

The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne

The Royal Children's Hospital designed by Billard Leece Partnerships and Bates Smart

Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park - GASP, designed by Room11 Architects
Winner: Commercial Exterior

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