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Timber Design Awards 2015 – Stage One Finalists!

The NZ Wood Timber Design Awards are celebrating 40 years of design excellence this year!  (1975 – 2015)

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The first round of Judging for the NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards 2015 is completed and the next step of the process is Stage Two Judging.

NZ Wood received a record number of entries this year, 122 of which 47 have been selected as finalists. These entries displayed innovative designs of quality timber buildings and the use of timber. This made it very difficult for our Judges to select finalists.

Our Judges this year are: Daniel Scheibmair (President of NZ Timber Design Society), Pip Cheshire (President of NZIA), Duncan Joiner (Chief Architect for Department of Building & Housing; MBIE), Doug Gaunt (Scion) & Tom Clark (CHH).

The Judging results were very close in most cases, which meant that wonderful designs just missed out on being selected into the finals.


For more information, please contact: Debbie Fergie – 021 807 002


 About the 2015 Awards

This is New Zealand’s only Timber Design Award event and allows engineers, architects, architectural designers and builders to showcase innovation using timber.

This year there are new categories and new judges!  Showcase your examples of timber design excellence.

Both local and international companies will be looking to NZ for timber design inspiration in 2015/16

One of the new categories “Excellence in Engineered Wood Products” has been added to the award categories, due to growth of engineered timber buildings in New Zealand.  Also NZ Wood will introduce “Novel Application of Wood Award” for using new wood products or systems in a manner that characterises its unique features. You will also notice that Exterior Innovation has incorporated Infrastructure to the category

Entering the 2015 NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards will demonstrate your company’s expertise and innovations.

Thanks to Daniel Scheibmair (President of Timber Design Society)  and Dr Duncan Joiner (Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment – Chief Architect) who are returning to the judging panel this year, and we welcome back Pip Cheshire (NZIA President).  This year’s new “Novel Application of Wood Award” judges are Doug Gaunt (Scion) & Tom Clark (CHH).

We want to make sure their job is very difficult with so many great examples to judge!

Thanks again to our sponsors for supporting the 2015 awards.

The NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards are managed and supported by the

Wood Processors & Manufacturers Association
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