En­tries now be­ing taken for Aus­tralia’s premier tim­ber de­sign awards

Australasian Timber - - TIMBER DESIGN AWARDS -

En­tries Are now open for the 17th An­nual Aus­tralian Tim­ber De­sign Awards. The awards, are dis­tin­guished by a proud her­itage of in­no­va­tion and achieve­ment.

This much-vaunted na­tional com­pe­ti­tion is open to ar­chi­tects, land­scape ar­chi­tects, build­ing and in­te­rior de­sign­ers, and en­gi­neers. There is an ar­ray of cat­e­gories avail­able to cover all types of tim­ber projects and use of tim­ber prod­ucts.

En­tries close 30 June with win­ners be­ing an­nounced. in Syd­ney at the awards pre­sen­ta­tion night in Septem­ber.

En­try is open to ar­chi­tects, builders, build­ing de­sign­ers, en­gi­neers, and stu­dents. That is, to any­one in­volved in the de­sign or build­ing of suit­able ar­chi­tec­tural struc­tures or el­e­ments. Where the orig­i­nal de­sign con­cept provider is not the en­trant, please nom­i­nate who the orig­i­nal con­cept de­signer (com­pany) is. And if the de­signer is from two or more com­pa­nies, please pro­vide their de­tails as well. If you are not the orig­i­nal de­signer or if the de­sign was a col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort, please also con­sider that they may have en­tered as well. Please check with them to en­sure that two en­tries have not been made (where two en­tries are re­ceived for the same project, the en­trants will be asked to com­bine the en­try and to de­ter­mine how the de­sign­ers are to be ac­knowl­edged).

En­tries must be based on projects that make sig­nif­i­cant use of tim­ber. Projects must be ar­chi­tec­tural struc­tures or el­e­ments of ar­chi­tec­tural struc­tures; this may in­clude fur­ni­ture or join­ery. Suit­able projects in­clude new build­ings, al­ter­ations and ad­di­tions, ren­o­va­tions, in­te­rior fit-outs, land­scap­ing and stand­alone tim­ber struc­tures such as bridges, fore­shore de­vel­op­ments or sculp­tures. Fur­ni­ture and/or join­ery may be en­tered into the Fur­ni­ture and Join­ery cat­e­gory. See the list of en­try cat­e­gories on the en­try page.

Projects must be com­pleted by the date of en­try and not prior to July 1, 2013. All projects must be lo­cated in Aus­tralia. A project that has pre­vi­ously been en­tered into the Aus­tralian Tim­ber De­sign Awards may be en­tered again. It may not, how­ever, be con­sid­ered for any en­try cat­e­gory into which it was pre­vi­ously sub­mit­ted.

The 2015 Aus­tralian Tim­ber De­sign Award was awarded to John War­dle Ar­chi­tects and NADAAA for the Mel­bourne School of De­sign, an in­spir­ing ex­am­ple of com­plex green de­sign. The three-storey Mel­bourne School of De­sign is a show­case of the very best that can be achieved with struc­tural tim­ber. LVL en­gi­neered box beams and cof­fers span its 20 me­tre wide atrium, act­ing both as sun shades and struc­tural re­straints. Judges were ef­fu­sive in their praise for the man­ner in which the tim­ber framed and lined build­ing en­ve­lope is sus­pended from two of the over­head LVL beams.

2015 win­ner ... John War­dle Ar­chi­tects & NADAAA in col­lab­o­ra­tion - Mel­bourne School of De­sign - The Univer­sity of Mel­bourne

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