NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards 2017: winners

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Resene Supreme Award winner and winner of the Commercial Architectural Excellence category: Cathedral Grammar Junior School, Christchurch.

Resene Supreme Award winner and winner of the Commercial Architectural Excellence category: Cathedral Grammar Junior School, Christchurch. Image: Patrick Reynolds

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Residential Architectural Excellence winner and Resene Overall Supreme Award (commended): Point Wells Gables by PAC, Steven Lloyd Architecture and Glamuzina Architects.

Residential Architectural Excellence winner and Resene Overall Supreme Award (commended): Point Wells Gables by PAC, Steven Lloyd Architecture and Glamuzina Architects.

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Resene Supreme Award winner and winner of the Commercial Architectural Excellence category: Cathedral Grammar Junior School, Christchurch.

Resene Supreme Award winner and winner of the Commercial Architectural Excellence category: Cathedral Grammar Junior School, Christchurch. Image: Patrick Reynolds

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Residential Architectural Excellence winner and Resene Overall Supreme Award (commended): Point Wells Gables by PAC, Steven Lloyd Architecture and Glamuzina Architects.

Residential Architectural Excellence winner and Resene Overall Supreme Award (commended): Point Wells Gables by PAC, Steven Lloyd Architecture and Glamuzina Architects.

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Engineering Innovation winner: Bealey Ave Lodge, Christchurch by RM Designs.

Engineering Innovation winner: Bealey Ave Lodge, Christchurch by RM Designs. Image: Hedwig Photography

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Interior Innovation winner: The Government of Samoa Fale, Mangere, Auckland by Walker Community Architects.

Interior Innovation winner: The Government of Samoa Fale, Mangere, Auckland by Walker Community Architects.

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Exterior Innovation and Infrastructure winner: Kopupaka Park, West Auckland by Isthmus Group.

Exterior Innovation and Infrastructure winner: Kopupaka Park, West Auckland by Isthmus Group. Image: David St George

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Excellence in Engineered Wood Products winner: Torea Studio by Tennent Brown, Dunning Thornton, Inch Building, Wraight+ Assoc. Landscape, XLam and Angus Muir Design.

Excellence in Engineered Wood Products winner: Torea Studio by Tennent Brown, Dunning Thornton, Inch Building, Wraight+ Assoc. Landscape, XLam and Angus Muir Design. Image: Paul McCredie

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New Zealand Specialty Timber Award winner: Langs Doors by ARK.

New Zealand Specialty Timber Award winner: Langs Doors by ARK. Image: Simon Devitt

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Novel Application of Fibre Award winner: Essential Oils by Forest Plus.

Novel Application of Fibre Award winner: Essential Oils by Forest Plus.

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The 2017 NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Award winners were announced at a gala function in Auckland on the evening of 9 March.

Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association (WPMA) promotions manager Debbie Fergie says that the extensive use of LVL and CLT in homes through to multi-storey commercial buildings shows that modern applications of wood are providing cost-effective solutions for asset owners.

Resene Supreme Award winner and winner of the Commercial Architectural Excellence category: Cathedral Grammar Junior School, Christchurch. Image:  Patrick Reynolds

This year’s Resene Supreme Award went to Cathedral Grammar Junior School in Christchurch, submitted by Ruamoko Solutions and Andrew Barrie Lab with Tezuka Architects, Ohno Japan and Contract Construction.

“Cathedral Grammar stands out as an example of what can be achieved with effective collaboration and innovation in timber design, fabrication and construction. Outstanding BIM modelling and CNC machining was used to craft an integrated spatial and structural delight for its young occupants,” said the jury.

Entrants competed within ten categories covering residential and commercial architectural excellence, innovation, novel applications of wood and student design.

See below for a list of winners in each category.

Resene Overall Supreme Award

Cathedral Grammar Junior School, Christchurch
Ruamoko Solutions, Andrew Barrie Lab, Tezuka Architects, Ohno Japan & Contract Construction

Resene Overall Supreme Award (highly commended)

Point Wells Gables, Point Wells
Paterson Architecture Collective, Steven Lloyd Architecture and Glamuzina Architects

Commercial Architectural Excellence

Cathedral Grammar Junior School, Christchurch
Ruamoko Solutions, Andrew Barrie Lab, Tezuka Architects, Ohno Japan & Contract Construction

Residential Architecture Excellence

Point Wells Gables, Point Wells
Paterson Architecture Collective, Steven Lloyd Architecture and Glamuzina Architects

Engineering Innovation

Bealey Ave Lodge, Christchurch
RM Designs

Excellence in Engineered Wood Products

Torea Studio, Mapua, Nelson
Tennent Brown, Dunning Thornton, Inch Building, Wraight+ Assoc. Landscape, XLam, Angus Muir Design

Interior Innovation

The Government of Samoa Fale, Mangere, Auckland
Walker Community Architects

Exterior Innovation and Infrastructure

Kopupaka Park, West Auckland
Isthmus Group Ltd

New Zealand Specialty Timber Award

Langs Doors, Langs Beach, Northland
ARK

Novel Application of Fibre Award

Essential Oils from Pines
Forest Plus, Mosgiel

Innovation of Student Design Award

Winner 1: Marking the Journey of Tatau by Amanda Wijaya, Auckland

Winner 2: Multifunction: Pavilion by Louie Tong, Auckland

For more information on the winners and commended projects, see the Timber Design Awards website.


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