Amanda Levete Architects wins interiors prize with Corian showroom at World Architecture Festival awards.
The jury, chaired by Lorenzo Apicella, wrote:
´What made this project exceptional is that it methodically explored a familiar material that is loved, but perhaps not fully understood by most designers that use it, ´
´Here the architect has pushed the boundaries of what this material can do in both form and structure. In many ways they have recast the possibilities Corian affords the designer. We see Corian as a poetic and sensual material as much as a practical and utilitarian one.
´This is the designer as inventor, craftsman and scenographer. They have made a beautiful and complex space without the feeling that a material has been misused. For an environment made entirely of a composite it feels both light and natural. Lighting was made integral to the displays, animating both space and product. Colour was also used expressively, woven into walls, shelves, tables and seating to create a sensuous interior envelope.
´Transforming standard existing panel products, the architect has demonstrated how to achieve a visually rich space with an economy of material and means.´