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2018 Timber Design Awards – ‘Stage One’ Finalists Announced!
The 2018 NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards advise that
‘Stage One’ Finalists are announced!
Professional achievements deserve recognition!
NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards would like to advise that the Stage One Finalists are now available for viewing on the NZ Wood website: Click here to view
NZ Wood would like to thank all entrants who have supported the awards in 2018. This year we received 122 entries and the high calibre of these entries have certainly given our Judges a difficult job selecting the Finalists in each category!
- Stage Two Entries: 8 June (confirmation that finalists will partake in Stage Two)
Close Stage Two Entries: 20 July 2018
Stage Two Judging: 7 August 2018
Winners announced at the “Gala Awards Dinner” at the Grand Millennium Hotel Auckland – 20th September 2018
$2000 of prize money per category to be won!
Previous Winners say…
Bernie O’Fagan of RM Designs talks with NZ Wood about the
effect winning has had on his business:
Has winning this award changed your company’s operations in any way?
“We had a solution of fast, light weight structures for multi-level use, especially relevant in community or social housing. Our commercial clients with an interest in this called to say, “How would that go here?” After that, it was word of mouth and we’ve had new clients come direct to us. Having the expertise on tap with our design partners, has made us stronger.”
Winner of the Supreme Award 2017 Dr Andrew Barrie, M.Arch, D.Eng (Tokyo) Professor of Design at the University of Auckland, talked to NZ Wood about how he believes this project has shifted attitudes within the industry.
“I think there had been a suspicion that New Zealand was behind in the timber technology field,” said Dr Barrie. “What was achieved with Cathedral Grammar was not only something of a first for the country, but has probably moved local expectations up a step or two. It was amazing to see the very tight tolerances, initially thought laughable, achieved through very close collaboration between architects, engineers, fabricators, and contractors.”
Gaining the Supreme Award also served to give the winners added confidence in their work. “We had a feeling the project was special, but it’s wonderful to have it confirmed by your peers,” he said.
Dr Andrew Barrie
* 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 2017/18.
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 “Multi-Storey Timber Building Design” has been added to showcase designs by Architecture and Engineering Students.
Entering the 2018 NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards will demonstrate your company’s expertise and innovations amongst your peers.
FIRST STAGE ENTRIES FOR ALL CATEGORIES
DUE TO DEMAND NOW CLOSE 5PM, FRIDAY 4TH MAY 2018
NOTE: Your entry will be accepted once your Paypal payment has been received – Thank you.
Thanks to our expert judging panel this year:
- Pam Bell (PrefabNZ)
- David Carradine (Timber Design Society),
- Tim Melville (NZIA),
- Andrea Stocchero (Scion – Sustainable Architect)
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: 1 March 2018 Stage One Entries close: 30 April 2018
Stage One Judging announced: 21 May 2018
Stage Two Entries: 8 June (confirmation that finalists will partake in Stage Two)
Close Stage Two Entries: 20 July 2018
Stage Two Judging: 7 August 2018
Winners announced at the “Gala Awards Dinner” at the Grand Millennium Hotel, Auckland – 20th September 2018
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 March 2016 and 28 February 2018.
• 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 – 9)
$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!
You may enter your work in a maximum of two of the following nine categories (Student Award for students only). 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.
MULTI-STOREY TIMBER BUILDING AWARD (NEW): At least 3 floors where the predominant structural material is wood or a wood-based product. These floors may be built upon one or more floors of new or pre-existing buildings constructed from other materials.
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.
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.
WOOD & FIBRE CREATIVITY AWARD (REVISED): Original and innovative uses of wood fibre (solid wood, manufactured products) in unusual or unexpected applications which make great use of the fibre properties, e.g. tiny house design gems, chemical or process innovations.
INNOVATION OF STUDENT DESIGN AWARD: (Open to all universities) 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 Process for Student Innovation of Design Award 2018
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