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NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards 2018   This is New Zealand’s only Timber Design award event and allows engineers, architects, architectural designers and builders to showcase innovation using timber. Both local and international companies will be looking to NZ for timber design inspiration in 2018. Showcase your examples of timber design excellence in these prestigious awards! Time line for awards: Stage […]
World’s tallest wooden office block to be built in Wellington Click here to hear the interview with Sir Bob Jones: Property magnate Sir Bob Jones is planning to build the world’s tallest wooden office block in Wellington. He says his building will look similar to other office blocks but its structural elements will be completely different – it’ll be made from compressed laminated timber. […]
2017 Timber Design Awards Finalists Announced! NZ Wood has announced the eagerly-awaited Stage One Finalists for the Resene Timber Design Awards 2017. “We’re delighted to have had strong support again this year,” said Debbie Fergie, NZ Wood’s Promotion Manager. “Our stand out this year has been multiple entries by architects and designers.” She explained that competition had been extremely tight, with […]
2017 Timber Design Awards sponsors announced Sponsors for the NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards 2017 are:   NAMING SPONSORS: Resene RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURAL EXCELLENCE: Carter Holt Harvey COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURAL EXCELLENCE: Timberlab Solutions Ltd ENGINEERING INNOVATION: New Zealand Timber Design Society EXCELLENCE IN ENGINEERED WOOD PRODUCTS: XLam NZ Ltd and Nelson Pine Industries EXTERIOR INNOVATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: SmartClad INTERIOR INNOVATION: Taranakipine NZ SPECIALTY TIMBER AWARD: New Zealand Farm Forestry […]
2017 Timber Design Awards The NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards advise due to demand that ‘Stage One Entries’ are extended until 3rd November!   * NEW CATEGORY * NEW JUDGES * Showcase your examples of timber design excellence!  Both local and international companies will be looking to New Zealand for timber design inspiration in 2016/17. This is New […]
The small and the soaring take national timber design awards Category winners are Wellington’s Cable Car Terminus; public toilets in Eastbourne, Lower Hutt; Auckland’s Milse dessert restaurant; a native wood panelled home in Auckland’s Point Chevalier and the Bougainville Library, in Arawa, Bougainville. The Taieri bach was designed by Regan Johnston of Mason & Wales, Dunedin. Just 55 square metres in area, it took only […]
Wood innovation attracts Australian architects They will attend a national wood design seminar and the NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards, and visit several major manufacturing plants and some of the iconic structures that have given New Zealand a reputation as a leader in engineered wood construction.  These include the Auckland Art Gallery, the Massey University College of Creative Arts […]
NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards 2014 – Stage One Finalists Announced As these awards are New Zealand’s only Timber Design Awards, there was a great response to enter the Awards again for 2014. 35 projects have been selected for Stage One Finalists. These have gone through to Stage Two judging, which will then select the Highly Commended and Winners of each category. These winners will be […]
Trucks tough it out with timber The Ministry of Education said the exercise to establish how much force its school buildings could withstand had saved it hundreds of millions of dollars in earthquake-strengthening costs. A 1960s, two-classroom timber-framed building at South End School in Carterton was chosen for the experiment, carried out by BRANZ engineers in June. By attaching cables to […]