Entries now being taken for Australia’s premier 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.