The versatility of Corian decorative surfaces was once again highlighted with the announcement of the winners of Corian Design Awards 2015.

The Corian Design Awards program recognises local designers for creative use of Corian decorative surfacing solutions in their projects. Now in their 10th year of operation, the Corian awards program has four editions each year with a winner announced in Product and Project categories in each edition.

Winners of Corian Design Awards 2015 Edition 2 include Lachlan Cooper of Architects EAT; Greg Angel of Angel Mahchut Pty Ltd; and Alexander Meeks of Adherettes.

Dual Project Winner: One Property

Designed by: Lachlan Cooper of Architects EAT; Corian Colours: Rain Cloud; Joiner/Builder: Kingston Joinery

The designer chose Corian solid surfaces as the material allowed them to realise a cantilevered, multi-faceted reception counter to meet the client’s brief of making a statement at their head office. Corian’s ability to create irregular forms with seamless joins helped the designer develop a unique piece of joinery that steps away from typical reception counter design.

Dual Project Winner: St Vincent’s Hospital

Designed by: Greg Angel of Angel Mahchut Pty Ltd; Corian Colours: Aspen and Glacier White; DuPont Certified Fabricator: Benchmark Architectural Joinery Pty Ltd in conjunction with Norford Industries; Joiner/Builder: Cadwell Construction & Interiors Pty Ltd

The seamless joining, forming and lighting attributes of Corian allowed the designer to accommodate exacting functional requirements with an aesthetically driven response. Corian was selected as the primary wall lining material in the Operating Rooms following a collaborative prototyping process including rigorous bacterial, chemical, stain and impact resistance testing.

The seamless joining capabilities of Corian allowed the walls to be constructed without any visible conventional joints to meet the objective of achieving a completely clean environment. Radius-formed corners further assist with surface cleaning, which is essential in sterile environments such as Operating Rooms. The contrasting Corian colour Aspen was used to establish a ‘Services Reticulation Zone’, intended to rationalise the complexities inherent with medical services and associated outlets in Operating Rooms.

The material was cut, formed and pre-assembled off-site, significantly reducing installation times and ensuring accuracy.

Product Winner: Wayfinding Signage

Designed by: Alexander Meeks of Adherettes; Corian Colours: Designer White, Canvas and Dove; DuPont Certified Fabricator: Cook & Nation; Joiner/Builder: Cook & Nation

Adherettes’ new digital wayfinding solution reflects and integrates with the building fabric, and complements existing signage at Medibank’s Melbourne headquarters. The design concept called for a high end product that was seamless in appearance, and could be formed, layered and illuminated. The designers were able to achieve a breathtaking finish at a reasonable price using Corian.

The Australian owned and operated CASF specialises in decorative surfacing materials, including the original solid surface brand DuPont Corian.