SW group wins ma­jor de­sign award at State com­pe­ti­tion

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS -

A BUILD­ING in Treen­dale’s com­mer­cial heart has beaten the met­ro­pol­i­tan com­pe­ti­tion to win an award at the Build­ing De­sign­ers As­so­ci­a­tion of WA awards last month.

Coote Com­mer­cial Pro­ject was named the Best Com­mer­cial De­sign Un­der $2 mil­lion and one of two win­ning de­signs by Bunbury-based de­sign firm Veen’s De­sign Group.

The group was also awarded the Best Com­mer­cial Al­ter­ation/Ad­di­tion Up To $1 Mil­lion, for their work on En­able South West.

De­signer Roger Veen said the aim of Coote’s de­sign was sim­ply to stand out from reg­u­lar com­mer­cial build­ings, par­tic­u­larly with its lo­ca­tion at the Grand En­trance to Treen­dale near the Junc­tion Shop­ping Cen­tre. “Some­thing that made a dif­fer­ence there and was go­ing to stand alone,” Mr Veen said.

“In­stead of de­sign­ing a box we wanted to make a fa­cade that was in­ter­est­ing for peo­ple driv­ing in and driv­ing out.”

Mr Veen said it was a good feel­ing to win at the awards which of­ten went to the com­pa­nies in Perth.

“You tend to be up against Perth or the met­ro­pol­i­tan area and it’s nice to win one for the coun­try,” he said.

Win­ners from the State awards are now fi­nal­ists for the na­tional as­so­ci­a­tion awards in New South Wales next month.

“Hope­fully we can come away with an­other one,” he said.

Veen’s De­sign Group won Best Com­mer­cial De­sign Un­der $2 Mil­lion at the Build­ing De­sign­ers As­so­ci­a­tion of WA awards last month.

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