Style and high-tech abound in NZ Tim­ber De­sign Awards

New Zealand Logger - - Forest Talk -

JUDGES WERE HIGHLY IM­PRESSED WITH THE DY­NAMIC NA­TURE of the en­tries in the 2018 NZ Wood-Re­sene Tim­ber De­sign Awards.

“All en­tries demon­strate a love of ex­press­ing tim­ber in its many dif­fer­ent ap­pli­ca­tions,” they said.

“The real stand-outs were those that went a step fur­ther, dis­play­ing a ma­ture pro­fes­sional ap­proach, an evoca­tive so­phis­ti­cated out­come, or a sur­pris­ing twist.”

The Re­sene Supreme Award went to the iconic He Tohu Doc­u­ment Cen­tre within the Na­tional Li­brary, in­spired by the form and func­tion of a waka huia (trea­sure con­tainer), which, judges said “is the per­fect ves­sel to dis­play the found­ing doc­u­ments of Aotearoa”. It also won the Ni­a­gara Tim­ber Prod­ucts In­te­rior In­no­va­tion Award Other win­ners were:

• CHH Wood­prod­ucts Fu­ture­build Res­i­den­tial Ar­chi­tec­tural Ex­cel­lence Award – Fam­ily Bach, Han­mer Springs

• XLam NZ Multi-Storey Tim­ber Build­ing – Te Pa Tauira-Otago Polytech­nic Stu­dent Vil­lage, Dunedin

• NZ Farm Forestry Assn NZ Spe­cialty Tim­ber Award – Puka­puka Road House, Rod­ney

• NZ Tim­ber De­sign So­ci­ety Engi­neer­ing In­no­va­tion Award – Mt Pleas­ant Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Christchurch

• Nel­son Pine In­dus­tries Ex­cel­lence in En­gi­neered Wood Award – Seafood Re­search Cen­tre, Plant & Food Re­search, Nel­son

• Taranakip­ine Woodspan Ex­te­rior In­no­va­tion & In­fra­struc­ture Award – Ku­mu­toto Pavil­ion, Welling­ton

• Scion Re­search Wood & Fi­bre Creativ­ity Award – Te Whare­hou o Waikare­moana, Ro­torua

• Juken NZ In­no­va­tion of Stu­dent De­sign Award – Henry Fraser, Univer­sity of Auck­land for the New­ton Cen­tral Pri­mary School, Auck­land project.

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Left: Win­ner of the Re­sene Supreme Award was the He Tohu Doc­u­ment Cen­tre.Right top: The Puka­puka Road House, Rod­ney, win­ner of the NZ Farm Forestry Assn NZ Spe­cialty Tim­ber Award.Right bot­tom: Te Whare­hou o Waikare­moana, Ro­torua won the Scion Re­search Wood & Fi­bre Creativ­ity Award.

Be­low: Welling­ton’s Ku­mu­toto Pavil­ion won the Taranakip­ine Woodspan Ex­te­rior In­no­va­tion & In­fra­struc­ture Award.

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