Blue turns to Gold

Blue turns to Gold add

Applying his expert eye in the use of colour and materials, Cymon Allfrey was awarded the SUPREME Resene Colour in Design Award at this year's ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards for his work on EPL - a top polymer and rubber extrusion company in Christchurch.

Located at the foot of the Port Hills, within a newly established industrial area, this commercial premise was designed and built after the previous premises were seriously damaged in the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake.

Vivid colours, which include electric blue and sea green, were pulled from the company's logo and used throughout the building - from the reception to meeting areas.

ADNZ judges loved the use of colour finding the EPL building’s palette offered an exciting, balanced space with a futuristic vibe, accentuated by the electric blue.

ADNZ CEO, Astrid Andersen, said that colour can absolutely make or break a project.

"Colour does not always have to be bright and bold to make a statement, but in the case of this commercial premise - it has certainly made a huge difference. Walking into the building you get an immediate sense of the company's branding, which can be very important for a company's profile and establishing a relationship with the customer. Well done to Cymon for integrating this into his design," said Astrid.

Not a first time winner of an ADNZ award, Cymon Allfrey says the awards have definitely helped his business raise its profile.

"Being a professional member of ADNZ gives you automatic eligibility to enter the awards. This has given us a fantastic opportunity to share our work with the public. It enables us to send a message to our clients about the type of work we do, gain recognition and when used correctly - the exposure can also help gain future work and other benefits," says Cymon.

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