NZ Wood has freshened up the look and feel of the Timber Design awards brand. We have focussed of the design elements that highlight the intrinsic quality of wood as a design material – with some clear suggestion of engineered timber in the graphic. Just as importantly we have also reviewed the categories to take into account the impact of ‘Wood the Canterbury rebuild material of choice’ which has been the catch cry of our focussed advertising in the region.
The Timber Design Awards have been held annually since 1975 and have been hosted by NZ Wood since 2008. The awards have been recognising excellence in timber engineering and innovative and high quality building design using timber for many years.
The highly acclaimed annual awards evening is a fantastic opportunity to network with other market-related contacts, and view the innovative and aesthetic use of timber by New Zealand architects and engineers.
For the innovative use of timber, resulting in a distinctive visual impact on a residential building, either a stand-alone or a multi-unit/multi-storey project.
For the innovative use of timber resulting in a distinctive visual impact of a commercial, industrial, or public building environment.
For the innovative use of engineered timber, resulting in a distinctive technical/structural impact on a commercial, industrial or public building environment.
For any wood or wood panel product that forms the exterior of a structure, be it residential or non-residential which highlights the versatility and flexibility of wood while enhancing the buildings aesthetic.
For innovative use of wood or wood panel product as a signature feature, in a predominantly wood building, adding to the ambience, flair and practicality.
Most innovative use of timber to solve a business/commercial challenge.
The use of indigenous timber in a manner that best highlight’s its unique characteristics. This category is open to entries from across the spectrum of timber usage from furniture to buildings, facilities to objet’s d’art.
Most effective use of timber in architectural and engineering terms, as a response to the Canterbury rebuild – this award is open to both built and unbuilt schemes.
For entries that show a commitment to sustainability where there is a focus on timber, the carbon footprint, location of supply, energy efficiency etc.