Midnight | Fender Katsalidis

2020 ACT Architecture Awards

Midnight | Fender Katsalidis | Photographer: Scott Burrows

2020 ACT Architecture Awards: People's Choice

Midnight | Fender Katsalidis

Residential Architecture | Multiple Housing

Midnight is a mixed-use development that artfully combines apartments, boutique accommodation, dining and commercial space into one self-contained building, ushering in a new wave of hotel and residential design to Canberra. The project fits seamlessly into the broader urban renewal of the city’s newfound connectivity by adding enticement and opportunity for the public to visit, linger and enjoy everything this location has to offer through its amenities and entertainment options. Midnight draws inspiration from the notion of duality, reflecting the dual personalities of its Braddon locale. The dark tones from which Midnight’s concept arises are contrasted with white to form a sleek ‘after dark’ aesthetic throughout. Amplifying this deliberately elusive, moody aura is its sunken entry, making the ground floor a melting pot of activity any time of day. The hotel’s stylish Midnight Bar and modern Braddon Merchant eatery position Midnight as a trendy meeting place.

Midnight | Fender Katsalidis | Photographer: Scott Burrows

Client perspective:
How does the design benefit the way you live/work/play/operate/educate/other?

Midnight’s design features a seamless blend of public and private spaces, nested into one connected experience. As a mixeduse
precinct incorporating residential apartments, commercial outlets and hotel and hospitality venues, there allows for zones to be created, where residents, visitors and guests can meet, mix, connect or disconnect. The design particularly enhances the hotel guest experience by encouraging them to explore new areas, connect with a growing city, and feel part of a creative community. The benefits of this immediate sense of place and inclusion, are invaluable for building loyalty, encouraging repeat visits and creating memorable lifestyle experiences.


Practice team

David Sutherland – Project Director

James Mills – Principal

Wuff Keeble – Associate Director

Jacqueline Bartholomeusz – Associate Director

Joel Lee – Associate

Sarah Hurst – Associate

Mikaela Interlandi – Architect

Dylan Peng – Architect

Leah Waldhauser – Architect

Edgar Lopez – BIM Manager

Dwi Nugroho – Architect

Erin Lacey – Interior Designer

Nikki Davey – Interior Designer

Nikita Demetriou – Interior Designer

Linda Valentic – Interior Designer

Katie Miller – Architect

Ilaria Mazzucca – Architectural Assist

Danushka De Silva – Architect

Delu Pok – Architect

Justin Zhang – Architect

Wayne King – Quality Systems Manager

Nick Zhou – Architect


Geocon Constructions – Builder

Canopy Tree Experts – Consulting Arborist

Acoustic Logic – Acoustic Specification

AECOM – Traffic Consultant

BCA Certifiers – Building Approval & Certification

Binyan Studios – Architectural Visualisation

Civil Vital – Civil Services

Norman Disney & Young – Engineering Consultant

Heyday Group – Electrical Engineering

CETEC – Technical Risk Management Consultant

Defire – Fire Safety Engineering Consultant

O’Neill & Brown Fire Services – Fire Safety Systems

Geocon – Design Consultant

ACT – Geotechnical Engineering

O’Neill & Brown Plumbing – Hydraulic Services

Oculus – Landscape Architecture

Northrop – Mechanical Services

SLR – Acoustics, Noise and Vibration Consultant

Pointilism – CAD Modelling and Rendering

Certis – Energy Assessment

Blitz – Security Consultant

Sellick – Engineering Consultant

Integrity Sign & Film Design – Signage Supplier

LANDdata Surveys – Surveyor

Scott Burrows – Photographer

Our partners

Principal Partner
Major National Partners
National Corporate Partners
National Supporting Partners

​National Insurance Partner

National Media Partner

Chapter partners

Major Chapter Partner
Chapter Partners
Chapter Awards Partners
Awards Category Partners
People's Choice Partners