Style and high-tech abound in NZ Timber Design Awards
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.
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.