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Timber Design Awards

2015 Resene Timber Design Award Winner

Winners were announced for the NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards 2015 on  15 September at the Rendezvous Hotel in Auckland.

Entrants competed within eight categories covering residential and commercial architectural excellence, innovation and novel applications of wood.

“Timber is a renewable resource providing whole-of-life credibility”. “There are now so many exciting ways it’s being used – it’s visually inspiring and can be incredibly strong and flexible at the same time.

“Timber buildings are rapidly constructed and seismically stable and, at approx. 50 percent of the total mass of concrete and steel for equivalent strength, provide especially compelling arguments for building on unstable or friable soils.”

Overall Winner was the Waiheke Island Community Library, which was a “lyrical response to a timber library building, and a robust structural statement” according to the judges.

Highly commended was the Trimble Navigation office, which judges said displays and educates about the several new damage avoidance technologies employed.

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