This year’s well-attended Wood Awards Launch Reception was staged recently and that means that entries for The Wood Awards for 2018 are now very much open
All involved in a UK-based wood project activity is invited to enter the Awards. The entry period to submit applications is until May 25th.
The Wood Awards short-list will be announced in July, and0 the winners will be announced at the 2018 Awards ceremony on 20th November at The Carpenters’ Hall in London.
The Major Sponsors of the Wood Awards for 2018 are American Hardwood Export Council, the Carpenters’ Company and TRADA. Other sponsors include American Softwoods, Arnold Laver, Forestry Commission, Timber Trade Federation, Wood for Good and the Furniture Makers’ Company.
This year, Mears Group will be sponsoring the Gold Award. The Mears Group Gold Award will be given to the ‘winner of winners’, throughout the Award categories.
The launch event was presented by David Hopkins, Managing Director of the Timber Trade Federation, who remarked the Federation had a key role and commitment in terms of promoting the huge diversity of wood species and timber’s use in all areas of architecture and design.
Said David, “The Awards surely offer the ultimate opportunity to showcase the best wooden projects in construction and design throughout the UK in all fields”
There were various key speakers at the Event including Anthony Thistleton, Director of Waugh Thistleton Architects Ltd and Jonas Lancer, Director of dRMM Architects
WTA are a world leader in engineered timber and pioneering success in the field of tall timber buildings. Anthony guided the audience through the so called “Construction Revolution” now very much under-way which was focusing on the many benefits of using timber in all aspects of Architecture today .
dRMM business were winners of the 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize for Architecture for their work on Hastings Pier. Their Director, Jonas Lancer highlighted and explained how saw and felt that timber offered the most incredible advantage in terms of translating bespoke and varying ideas into reality via the connection of timber as a material in numerous aspects of design and manufacture.
Visit the TTF Flickr account for the complete photo gallery of the Launch Reception.