Twenty exceptional buildings across the UK have been nominated for the Wood Awards 2018 shortlist.
The judging panel, led by three-time Gold Award winner Stephen Corbett of Green Oak Carpentry, will visit all the shortlisted projects in person, making this a uniquely rigorous competition.
The shortlist will be showcased at the London Design Fair (Stand: 13.3, Hall: H13), Old Truman Brewery, 20th-23rd September.
Winners will be revealed at the annual Wood Awards ceremony at Carpenters’ Hall on 20th November, by ceremony host David Hopkins, Director of the Timber Trade Federation.
Established in 1971, the Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in the world’s only naturally sustainable material. The Awards are free to enter and aim to encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood.
The Awards are split into two main categories: Buildings and Furniture & Product. Within the Buildings competition there are five subcategories: Commercial & Leisure, Education & Public Sector, Interiors, Private and Small Project.
COMMERCIAL & LEISURE
CITY OF LONDON FREEMEN’S SCHOOL SWIMMING POOL (pictured below) Location: Ashtead Architect: Hawkins Brown Client/Owner: City of London Freemen’s School Structural Engineer: Eckersley O'Callaghan Main Contractor: Gilbert Ash Joinery/Wood Supplier: Wiehag Wood Species: Austrian spruce.
FALLAHOGEY STUDIO (pictured below) Location: Londonderry, Northern Ireland Architect/Client: McGarry-Moon Structural Engineer: Structures 2000 Ltd Main Contractor/Joinery: Alan Moon Joinery and Building Contractor Glulam Manufacturers: Old Manse Joinery Wood Supplier: Brooks Wood Species: Ukrainian birch.
THE MACALLAN DISTILLERY & VISITOR EXPERIENCE (pictured below) Location: Charlestown of Aberlour, Scotland Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Client/Owner: Edrington Structural Engineer: Arup Main Contractor: Robertson Installation: L&S Baucon GmbH Joinery/Wood Supplier: Wiehag Wood Species: Norway spruce.
STOREY’S FIELD CENTRE & EDDINGTON NURSERY Location: Cambridge Architect: MUMA Client/Owner: University of Cambridge Structural Engineer: Aecom Main Contractor: Farrans Construction Ltd Joinery: C W Fields Glulam Structure: Just Swiss Spiral Stair Fabricator: Spiral UK Ltd Cedar Shingle Supplier: Marley Eternit Wood Supplier: Brooks Bros, D F Richards Wood Species: European oak, American white ash, Canadian western red cedar.
EDUCATION & PUBLIC SECTOR
ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC THEATRE & NEW RECITAL HALL (pictured below) Location: London Architect: Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd Client/Owner: Royal Academy of Music Structural Engineer: WSP Main Contractor: Geoffrey Osborne Ltd Joinery: James Johnson & Co. Ltd Specialist Theatre Electrics & Lighting: Push The Button Acoustic Engineer: Arup Wood Supplier: Hardwood Sales Ltd, Brooks Bros Ltd, Lathams Wood Species: American cherry, European oak.
SULTAN NAZRIN SHAH CENTRE Location: Oxford Architect: Niall McLaughlin Architects Client/Owner: Worcester College Structural Engineer: Price & Myers Main Contractor: Beard Construction Joinery: Barn 6 Furniture: Benchmark, David Colwell Design Timber Flooring: Junckers Wood Supplier: Inwood Developments, Brooks Brothers Wood Species: European oak, Siberian larch.
STREATHAM & CLAPHAM HIGH SCHOOL Location: London Architect: Cottrell and Vermeulen Architecture Client/Owner: Girls’ Day School Trust Structural Engineer: Engineers HRW Main Contractor: Rooff Limited Joinery/Wood Supplier: KLH-UK Services Engineer: OR Consulting Engineers Wood Species: Austrian spruce.
WEST COURT Location: Cambridge Architect: Niall McLaughlin Client/Owner: Jesus College Structural Engineer: Peter Brett Associates Main Contractor: Cocksedge Building Contractors Joinery: ABS Joinery Wood Supplier: Just Swiss, Neve Holzbau Oak Glulam Installation: Eurban Oak Windows: Thomas Sinden Joinery Patio Doors (South Façade): Harry Easterbrook Wood Species: European oak, European ash.
WOODLAND CLASSROOMS, BELVUE SCHOOL Location: Northolt Architect: Studio Weave Client/Owner: Belvue School Structural Engineer: Timberwright Main Contractor: IMS Building Solutions M&E Consultant: Arup Project Managers: Jackson Coles Roofing Sub-contractor: VMZinc Wood Supplier: T. Brewer Wood Species: Western red cedar (Canada).
61amr Location: London Architect: WIDGER architecture Client/Owner: Chris Dale & Sally Thompson Structural Engineer: BDPM Main Contractor/Joinery: MJ Build and Management Wood Supplier: Millworks Timber Wood Species: Birch plywood.
THE DEPARTMENT STORE, BRIXTON Location: London Architect/Client: Squire and Partners Joinery/Wood Supplier: Carpenter Oak Photography: James Jones Wood Species: European green oak.
THE VORTEX, BLOOMBERG Location: London Architect: Foster + Partners Client/Owner: Bloomberg LP Structural Engineer: AKT II Main Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine Joinery Company: TMJ Wood Supplier: Topakustic Wood Species: American red oak.
MARIE’S WARDROBE Location: London Architect: Tsuruta Architects Structural Engineer: Webb Yates Engineers Main Contractor/Joinery: Arobuild Structural Consultancy: Entuitive Engineering CNC Fabrication: Cut and Construct Wood Supplier: Riga Ply Wood Species: Latvian birch plywood.
BLACKHEATH HOUSE (pictured below) Location: London Architect: Walker Bushe Architects Structural Engineer: Michael Hadi Associates Main Contractor/Builder: MY Construction Joinery: B&A Woodworking, Roy Farrugia, Oberflex Wood Supplier: Wessex Timber Oak Floor: Dinesen Wood Species: English oak, English oak veneer, European ashen oak veneer, Slavonian oak, German+Danish oak, Austrian spruce.
KENT DOWNS HOUSE Location: Sevenoaks Architect: McLean Quinlan Structural Engineer: Frank Van Loock Associates Main Contractor: R Durtnell & Sons Limited Joinery: Rozen Furniture, Richard Cullinan Joinery Landscape Consultant: FFLO Quantity Surveyor/Cost Consultant: Baillie Knowles Partnership LLP Wood Supplier: L&G Forest Products Wood Species: French oak, British Douglas fir.
OLD SHED NEW HOUSE Location: North Yorkshire Architect: Tonkin Liu Structural Engineer: Rodrigues Associates Main Contractor: Vine House Construction Joinery: Image Developments Northern Ltd Wood Supplier: Arnold Laver Wood Species: Siberian larch, Latvian birch, Scandinavian spruce.
DEWSBURY ROAD Location: London Architect: O’Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects Structural Engineer: Entuitive Engineering Main Contractor/Joinery: Jassa Construction Wood Supplier: Quercus, S.R.O Wood Species: European oak.
KUDHVA (pictured below) Location: Cornwall Architect: New British Design Client/Owner: Louise Middleton Main Contractor/Joinery: Toby Sharp Wood Supplier: New World Timber Wood Species: Larch, Southern yellow pine, paged pine plywood.
LOOK! LOOK! LOOK! (pictured below) Location: Berrington Hall, Leominster Architect: Studio Morison Artists: Ivan Morison, Heather Peak Client/Owner: The National Trust Structural Engineer: Artura Wood Supplier/CNC Cutting: WUP Doodle Wood Species: Birch ply, Douglas fir.