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

The new category this year “Innovation of Student Design” has been added to showcase designs by Architecture and Engineering Students.

Entering the 2017 NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards will demonstrate your company’s expertise and innovations.

FIRST STAGE ENTRIES FOR ALL CATEGORIES
CLOSE OFF EXTENDED TO 5PM, THURSDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2016

 

STEPS TO ENTER

1. Download and enter your contact and project details Entry Form – NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards 2017

2. Upload 4 – 6 photos and project description: Click here to upload your entry using the online method Dropbox

3. Pay your $95+GST per category via Paypal payment

 

(maximum of 2 categories per project) NOTE: Paypal are experiencing problems at present, so if there are problems with Paypal you can pay by direct credit and reference the name of your project.

BANK A/C Number: 06-0574-0206737-00

ACCOUNT NAME: WPMA

OR – download the PDF Entry Form and information and send to timberdesignawards@nzwood.co.nz  (Don’t forget to make your Paypal payment first)

NOTE: Your entry will be accepted once your Paypal payment has been received – Thank you.

 

JUDGING PANEL

Thanks to Michael Newcombe (Timber Design Society), Dr Duncan Joiner (Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment – Chief Architect)  Pip Cheshire (NZIA), Douglas Gaunt (Scion) and Timothy Allan (Locus Research Ltd) who are the judging panel this year.

We want to ensure their job is challenging with many great examples to judge!

 

KEY DATES TO MARK (check for date changes)

Stage One Entries open: 5 September 2016

Stage One Entries close: 28 October now 3rd November 2016

Stage One Judging announced: 21 November 2016

Stage Two Entries: 5 December 2016 (confirmation that finalists will partake in Stage Two)

Close Stage Two Entries: 27 January 2017

Stage Two Judging: 7 February, 2017

Winners announced at the “Gala Awards Dinner” at the Pullman Hotel Auckland – 9th March 2017

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry is open to NZ resident architects, builders, architectural designers, engineers, students and other designers who have used NZ originated timber that has been manufactured in NZ. Only one entry per project (collaboration of companies for the one project i.e. architect + engineer + construction company + builder etc), joint entries between disciplines or firms are welcome.  This is to avoid double entries of a project.  NOTE: You can enter your project into two categories.

• Building or project must have been completed between 1 January 2015 and 29 February 2016.
• Building or project must have significant timber content, either structural or decorative.
• Projects may include the effective use of timber in combination with other materials.
• Building or project owner’s consent for publicity must be acknowledged on the entry form.

 

AWARD PRIZE MONEY

$2000 Prize money awarded to each category winner (Categories 1 – 8)
$1000 Prize money award to the Student Award winners (2 students)

Cash prizes, New Zealand and Australian highly profiled  advertising, framed awards to display in your office and a competitive edge of being a winner!

 

AWARD CATEGORIES

You may enter your work in a maximum of two of the following eight categories. All projects will automatically be entered into the Resene Overall Supreme Award.

RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURAL EXCELLENCE: For the innovative use of timber, resulting in a distinctive visual impact on a residential building, either stand-alone or multi-unit/multi-storey project.

COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURAL EXCELLENCE: For the innovative use of timber resulting in a distinctive visual impact on a commercial, industrial, or public building environment.

ENGINEERING INNOVATION: For the innovative use of engineered timber, resulting in a distinctive technical/structural impact on a residential, commercial, industrial or public building environment.

EXCELLENCE IN ENGINEERED WOOD PRODUCTS: For the innovative use of Engineered Wood Products (EWP), resulting in a distinctive impact of the EWP properties and/or aesthetics on a residential, commercial, industrial or public building environment.

INTERIOR INNOVATION: For innovative use of wood or a wood panel product as a signature feature, in a predominantly wood building, adding ambience, flair and practicality.

EXTERIOR INNOVATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: For any wood or wood panel product that forms the exterior of or is an exterior structure, be it residential or non-residential which highlights the versatility and flexibility of wood while enhancing the structure’s aesthetic.
Watch this space!

NZ SPECIALTY TIMBER AWARD: The use of specialty timber in a manner that best highlights its unique characteristics. This category is open to entries from across the spectrum of NZ grown timber usage from furniture to buildings, facilities to objets d’art.

NOVEL APPLICATION OF FIBRE AWARD: For using a new wood product or system which contributes to the use of wood fibre derived products in a manner that characterises its unique features via an innovative application of design, science or technology. This category is open to entries from any sector.

INNOVATION OF STUDENT DESIGN AWARD: (NEW) The best three designs selected from each University will be chosen from submitted work presented in their courses. The two finalist students will receive all expenses paid to make short presentations at the Gala Dinner Awards in Auckland. FREE for students to enter: entry-conditions-for-innovation-of-student-design-award-2017

For more information contact:
Promotions Manager; Debbie Fergie 021 807 002 or debbie@wpma.org.nz

 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 SPONSORS!

To find out more on Sponsoring the Timber Design Awards, contact debbie@wpma.org.nz

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