News / July 2019
Monday 1 July 2019
HASSELL success at West Australian Architecture awards

HASSELL was recognised with three award wins and two commendations at the Western Australia Architecture Awards, held at Perth’s Optus Stadium.

The Westin Hotel was awarded the Ross Chisholm and Gil Nicol award for Commercial Architecture. As a cornerstone of the Hibernian Place development, the 368-key Westin Hotel features a facade using three types of glass, changing the building's colour from nearly black to golden depending on the light, creating a beacon within the city centre.

On announcing the award the jury cited: “HASSELL’s thoughtful approach to large scale hotel development generously creates public benefit from a private project. With careful use of form, scale and materiality, the aspirational values of the Westin brand are affirmed by the provision of enticing spaces and experiences in this outstanding example of commercial architecture”.

Karratha Health Campus and Liv Apartments received Architecture awards in the Public Architecture and Sustainable Architecture categories respectively, with Liv Apartments also being awarded a commendation in the Residential Architecture-Multiple Housing category. Hibernian Place also received a commendation in the Urban Design category.

HASSELL Principal Peter Lee said receiving these awards is testament to the work of HASSELL in unlocking the value of place.

“The three projects that have been recognised in the awards are all located in different parts of Western Australia, this highlights the ability of different HASSELL design teams to understand the needs of a project and unlock the social, economic, and cultural value of different places,” Peter said.

In addition to the above, HASSELL has also been recognised in the South Australian Architecture Awards, with the Colonel Light Centre taking out the Jack Cheesman Award in the Enduring Architecture category.

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