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Timber proves a winner

20 Mar 2017

This year's winners of the NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards 2017 have been announced, with three architectural projects taking out the top three residential category spots. The overall supreme winner was Cathedral Grammar Junior School in Christchurch (shown below) by Ruamoko Solutions, Andrew Barrie Lab, Tezuka Architects, Ohno Japan & Contract Construction.

The winner of the residential award also came second overall and was given to Aaron Paterson + Steven Lloyd of Paterson Architecture Collective for a Point Wells house (shown at top).

This years' award entries featured 21st-century technology from extensive use of LVL and CLT in homes to multi-storey commercial buildings, showing that modern applications of wood are providing cost effective solutions. The awards programme is organised by Wood NZ and is the only one of its kind in New Zealand, allowing engineers, architects, architectural designers and builders to showcase innovation using timber.

Categories cover commercial and residential projects as well as innovative and specialty use. 

A highly commended award was given in the residential category, to a Pakiri house by Box.

Another highly commended was awarded to Tennent Brown Architects, Dunning Thornton Engineers, Inch Buildings, Wraight+Assoc. Landscape, XLam and Angus Muir Design for the Torea studio in Tasman/Nelson.

See the full list of winners at the NZ Wood website