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Canberra Airport Hotel wins architecture award

The Emil Sodersten Award for Interior Architecture at the 2016 National Awards for the Australian Institute of Architects has been presented to the Canberra Airport Hotel.

A statement released by Bates Smart read: “The project opens up masterfully and through the manipulation of void, contrast and light it becomes a world away from the harsh realities of the industrial context outside. Central to this manipulation of space and light is the seven-storey high circular void forming the entrance, lobby and atrium.

“To be able to build a void, or really to not build at all, in this manner in any modern building is exemplary. The fact that this is an airport hotel makes it even more admirable and award-worthy.”

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