From the Resene News – issue 1/2011
Local pride - National Hotel
After a false start to the renovations that eventually saw the hotel boarded up and a target for taggers, the new look National Hotel in Cambridge is now well and truly open for business leasing both retail and office space.
The National Hotel is a well known Cambridge landmark, recognised as a heritage building by the NZ Historic Places Trust. Originally built in 1912, it was designed to replace an old wooden hotel that had been burnt down to the ground.
A cool palette of colours now protects the exterior. Resene Sonyx 101 CoolColour™ tinted to Resene Double Cod Grey (black charcoal) features on recessed hotel walls and much of the trim work complemented by Resene Sonyx 101 CoolColour tinted to Resene Shuttle Grey (industrial grey). Resene CoolColour™ technology is formulated with unique pigments to reflect more of the sun’s energy than a standard colour, reducing heat build up in the coating. The deeper grey hues are linked together with Resene Hint Of Grey (warm umber) on remaining trim areas and timber joinery. The cool grey palette is completed with the roof in COLORSTEEL® Grey Friars.
This significant yet sympathetic refurbishment effort has focused on restoring the hotel to its former glory celebrating its original heritage features and re-igniting the community’s pride.
Architect: Antanas Procuta Architects
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