The 2020 NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards advise that
‘Stage One’ Finalists are announced!
Professional achievements deserve recognition!
NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards would like to advise that the Stage One Finalists for 2019/20 are now available for viewing on the NZ Wood website: Click here to view
NZ Wood would like to thank all entrants who have supported the awards in 2019/20.
Judges have completed the difficult task of selecting 48 finalists from the many entries received for the 2020 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards. Following these finalists’ more detailed submissions, the second round of judging will take place on December 10 and winners will be announced at a gala function on 26 March, at the Grand Millennium Hotel in Auckland.
NZ Wood Promotions Manager Debbie Fergie was excited to see the range of entries submitted. “I believe we defined the Exterior Structure Award and the Wood, Fibre Products and Technology Innovation Award more clearly this year,” she commented. “These revisions allowed entrants a wider field which in turn allowed for more new and interesting applications of timber to be showcased.”
“Once again, the quality of entries is exceptional,” agree judges. “More and more novel, innovative applications of timber are submitted every year. The quality, design, materials and build philosophies employed demonstrate the evolving and imaginative use of timber in New Zealand and indeed, around the world.”
This year’s crop of entries has shown more prefabricated and panelised designs, both in mass timber and cassette form, as well as some post and beam formats with strong consideration of design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) processes. New wood products have been developed and commercialised, along with the uptake of environmentally friendly, exterior-use products.
“These technologies are opening up new opportunities for designers,” explains Debbie. “Timber buildings are once again coming into their own and going forward, we look forward to even more architects and engineers confidently specifying timber for a wide range of applications within the built environment.”