Brisbane’s street art hotel has been recognised for its unique and contemporary design at the 2017 Queensland State Architecture Awards.
Shane Denman Architects received the Australian Institute of Architects Art and Architecture Prize (Qld) for TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel, Brisbane at the awards event on June 23.
Featuring original murals and artworks by acclaimed artists Beastman, Rone, Numskull, Fintan Magee and Seven, the 65-room boutique hotel on Constance Street opened in 2014 and has become an urban design landmark in the cultural hub of Fortitude Valley.
In its citation, the panel praised TRYP Fortitude Valley’s salvaged original artworks and newly commissioned pieces which permeate the entire hotel, including the lift shafts, stairways, wallpaper, basins and courtyard walls.
“The resultant architecture is deeply imbued by not only the art and the gritty texture of the surrounding context, but as much by the careful curatorial role of the architects in forming such meaningful assemblage,” it stated.
The architect behind the design and theming for the boutique hotel, Shane Denman from Shane Denman Architects, also received Regional and State commendations for TRYP Fortitude Valley’s interior architecture at the institute’s awards in 2015.
“This project was very exciting to be part of and was truly a group effort by all involved,” Mr Denman said. “We are so proud of this project and to receive such recognition from the Australian Institute of Architects is an honour.”
Barry Robinson, president and managing director of Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and Pacific Rim, said TRYP Fortitude Valley had become a destination in its own right thanks to its unique identity as a street art hotel.
“Since it opened, TRYP Fortitude Valley has commanded attention and I am so proud to see it continue to receive these types of accolades,” Mr Robinson said. “It is a truly unique property that has set a benchmark for others of its type.”