Seafarers display recognised on world stage

20 July 2020

Continuing to receive international recognition, the Seafarers Display residence has taken-out Silver in the highly-coveted 2020 DrivenxDesign Awards.

Following acknowledgement for its excellence in installation design in this year’s Australian Interior Design Awards (AIDA), the design has now received accolades for ‘Pop-Ups, Display, Exhibit & Set Design’ – celebrating, promoting and facilitating the achievements of designers and architects involved in the project.

Replicating the remarkable mixed-use precinct that will transform the north bank of Melbourne into a visual icon, the display has breathed new life into a forgotten stretch of the Yarra while being sympathetic to the site’s unique history. The end result is a highly functional space that is centred on an inspired reimaging of the heritage-protected Good Shed No.5.

Double-storey in height, the colour and geometries of the display’s facade draws inspiration from the movement and flow of the Yarra River. Open plan in design, its generous space flows seamlessly from the magnificently appointed kitchen to the dining area and living room with its full height windows and striking panoramic cityscape. The interior is then further elevated through inspired materiality, elegant fittings and a fully integrated kitchen. Upstairs, a full scale 2 bedroom prototype apartment has been built allowing prospective purchasers an opportunity to explore the floorplan, finishes and fixtures.

Riverlee’s vision for Seafarers and the Display Residence redefines the possibilities of inner city living. To realise this potential, the space has been carefully crafted in collaboration with idea-driven local firms of international renown, including Fender Katsalidis, Oculus, CARR design and ODO.

The project is the first of its kind in Australia to feature precision engineered porcelain fronted joinery using a product called Laminam which is a revolutionary natural slab that is produced using advanced and sustainable technologies. Breaking the traditional concepts of surfaces, it’s fully recyclable and completely resistant to chemicals, wear, frost, fire and mould.

The suite has been designed to work with nature and not against it with lush internal greenery inside and out, reflecting 1 Hotel’s eco-luxury brand belief that; luxury is not derived from extravagance, but is borne from the abundant beauty in nature that surrounds us.

Established and highly-credible, this award recognition is a true testament to the talented and hard working architects, interior designers, landscape architects and Seafarers collaborators.

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