The conversion of a conservation warehouse into a hotel is, by nature, a difficult project, which the architects were able to address commendably. Despite the given single-volume warehouse space, the architects were able to inject new, intimate spaces into a unit-oriented hotel typology.
The careful insertion of skylights within a deep plan at key areas that highlighted conserved roof trusses gave delightful instances of natural light.
A taste of architectural flavour, reflected in some of the retained old elements, instilled a sense of place at the hotel and gave the character necessary for a hospitality project.
The jury panel unanimously agrees to award the project an Honourable Mention.