Como the Treasury – The State Buildings

Project Outline

This landmark heritage / hotel project Como The Treasury at the State Buildings, stands out for the consistently high level of lighting design throughout its interior spaces and the high quality of the external lighting.

The external lighting makes legible the three historic buildings in an elegant and understated manner, taking into consideration the ambient street light and dealing with the constraints of hotel facade lighting. At street level the entrances are warm and welcoming. Lamps have been reinstated to the St Georges Terrace frontage based on historic photographs.

The internal lighting is an essential element in creating an atmosphere of relaxed sophistication, which is appropriate for a luxury city hotel of this calibre. The lighting design uses reoccurring geometries and themes found in other elements of the interior design. It is clearly contemporary, whilst remaining respectful to the historic context.

Text extracted in part from 2016 WA Architecture Awards Book 2016

Winners of the 2016 WA Architecture Awards in the following categories:

  • George Temple Poole Award
  • Margaret Pitt Morison Award for Heritage
  • ColorbondĀ® Award for steel Architecture
  • Mondoluce Lighting Award
  • Commendation for Interior Architecture

Key Partners

FJM Property

Kerry Hill Architects

Heritage Architect:
Palassis Architects


Lighting Designer:
DJ Coalition + Best Consultants

Custom Light Fittings:
Flynn Talbot

Electrical Consultant:
Best Consultants

Electrical Contractor:
Williams Electrical

Ron Tan

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