We were delighted to take out 3 gongs at the recent DIA Awards, Western Australia, on 2 September 2011. Our work, in collaboration with Matthews Architects, on Venn won Best Retail and Best Hospitality as well the most prestigious award for the evening, Best in State, which is presented for the most outstanding professional project for the year.
Venn occupies a century-old flour mill at 16 Queen Street in Perth's CBD. The project involved transorming the existing building into an art gallery, design shop, artist studios and bar/cafe. The design carefully preserves key original features, including the pressed tin ceiling, polished floorboards, a wooden staircase and steel beams, while introducing a visual connection between each space.