2023 WA Architecture Awards

21st July 2023 | , ,

2023 WA Architecture Awards

The 2023 WA Architecture Awards not only celebrates the best in the industry but also serves as a reminder of the impact architecture can have on shaping the world we live in. On Friday, June 9, 2023, the 2023 WA Architecture Awards took place at the stunning Optus Stadium. The event celebrated the best architectural projects of the year, followed by a lively after-party.

The Australian Institute of Architects Awards program offers an opportunity for public and peer recognition of the innovative work of our WA members. The program also provides the Institute with a valuable mechanism to promote architects and architecture within the WA, across Australia and internationally.




Located in the original warehouse district of Fremantle, Republic of Fremantle’s unique site forms the backdrop for a theatrical style hospitality space. During the day, the space is flooded with natural daylight via carefully placed skylight panels creating a distinctive high contrast warehouse environment.  

During the night the space is transformed into a series of experiences; the glowing wall of Gin bottles, the slithers of light escaping from the kitchen carefully selected to lead the eye to specific points of interest, the use of narrow beam spotlights over tables help to create an intimate setting in a voluminous space.  

Details are expertly lit with the eye drawn to the glowing copper still as the backdrop for the room. The mezzanine level was skilfully executed, notably the bespoke luminaires bringing a sense of depth to a relatively low clearance and engaging the space with a relaxed warmth.  


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