This Commercial Exterior category reviews the exterior colour and paint finishes of commercial and industrial buildings.

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Commercial Exterior Winner: Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel

Architect: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image credit: Peter Bennetts

The Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel consists of 20 beds over five small ‘cottages’ with a common amenity building providing indoor and veranda based activity. The facility is planned to reflect the different language regions that the residents might come from, and to respond to the cultural and physical environment of the Fitzroy Valley.

Colour plays an important role in the lives of the people of the valley. They express their connection to country and traditional lore and culture with paintings; lively and vivid with song and dance, with their bodies painted with ochre as they have for tens of thousands of years. The facility uses colour to relate to the surrounding landscape and the dramatic seasonal changes from the wet to the dry season.

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