The 2018 NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards advise that
‘Winners are announced’!
Professional achievements deserve recognition!
Timber industry and design professionals were honoured for their creativity and ingenuity at a gala event in Auckland on September 20. Entries in the 2018 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards demonstrated new and different ways to use timber that nevertheless meet all building codes and criteria as well as being beautiful.
“In a market crowded with grand designs and wonderful claims for every construction material, New Zealand timber is proving just how versatile and cost effective it is,” says Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association Promotions Manager Debbie Fergie. “These Awards have again proved how imaginative design and structural integrity can combine to deliver beautiful timber buildings.”
Judges agreed. “The finalists all share a love of expressing timber in its architectural applications,” they said. “The real stand-outs were those that went a step further, displaying a mature professional approach, an evocative sophisticated outcome, or a surprising twist.”
Entrants competed within ten categories covering everything from residential and commercial architectural excellence to engineering innovation, multi-storey construction and student innovation.
Structural performance and aesthetic excellence were highlighted across all categories. read more...
The NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards is organised by the Wood Processors & Manufacturers Association