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Commercial Category : Dune Building Design in collaboration with Rork Projects

The Commercial winners are Dune Building Design in collaboration with Rork Projects. They have been awarded for their work on Indo Café – new food outlet in the recently refurbished food court in the Canberra Centre ACT. The stand out feature piece about this project is a distinct and elegant graphic design that has been routed directly into Staron in vivid colour – Sunflower.

Staron has been wrapped around the counter and the surface continues all the way up to the benchtop areas. The surface also extends around a curved front of house counter with a flip up and swing door all made out of Staron. The front bench space has a utility area used to store utensils and napkins. The cut outs are all clad with Staron so that this storage area extends to the servery in one continuous and integrated surface. The durable nature of the material made it the perfect surface solution for this busy food court application.

The vivid colour works well with and complements the other materials and colours used in the project. From the new 17 food outlets Indo Café is striking and noticeable from the other fit outs. The use of Staron combined with the design features has resulted in a unique modern bar / restaurant feel. Congratulations to Dune Building Design and Rork Projects for this outstanding design.


”This is a clean simple design that makes maximum impact by using the bright Sunflower Staron product.  Where many designers stick to the white pallette, this designer has boldly combined the yellow colour with a routed black-painted pattern to great effect in a busy food court.  The integrated door detail is also deftly handled.”
Stephen Varady, Stephen Varady Associates.

”The Indo Café features a particular vibrant yellow that met the requirements of the client brief, and experiments with curves, fixtures and laser cutouts, to create an eye-catching location in a busy food court.”,
Nicky Lobo, Habitus Magazine.


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