Innovation and excellence with timber
THE AUSTRALIAN Timber Design Awards are distinguished by a proud heritage of innovation and achievement; they promote and encourage outstanding timber design.
The Australian Timber Design Awards are open to builders, designers, architects, engineers and landscapers: to anyone involved in the design or building of structures that feature timber. A Rising Star Award is available to students and entrants aged 35 or under.
The Australian Timber Design Awards competition is open to built environment professionals and students who want to showcase their built design and/or building projects in residential and/or public or commercial buildings that feature timber structures or finishes.
The aim of the Awards is to develop a timber design ethos through the encouragement and showcasing of superlative timber design in a variety of applications, and while the abundance of talent throughout Australia becomes ever-more obvious just think how hard the task is for the judging panel.
Entries for the 2017 competition opened on February 28 and closed on 9 June. Voting for the People’s Choice Award starts on 1 August and closes 31 August. The gala night when winners will be announced will be held on 25 October in Melbourne.
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Flashback to 2015, the year the coveted award went 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. Timber features heavily also in the decorative elements of the design. The selection and working of the timbers shows exceptional understanding of the material and lends warmth to the complex structural design.