Feb 28


The Wood Awards, the UK’s premier architecture and furniture competition celebrating excellence in design and craftsmanship using wood, is working with the Building Centre to launch the awards for 2011. “The Wood Awards”, a key event in the Building Centre’s ‘Wood Talk’ series and chaired by Hugh Pearman, will be held at the Building Centre in London at 6pm on Thursday, 24th March 2011.

Featuring presentations on previous Gold Award winners the Savill Building, and the Gridshell at the Weald and Downland Museum, the Wood Awards aims to again inform and inspire. Michael Morrison, partner at Purcell Miller Tritton and chairman of the Wood Awards judges said, “The Wood Awards sees an extraordinary range of projects of the highest calibre, but its role is wider than simply offering recognition of the excellence of wood in architecture. This ‘Wood Awards Wood Talk’ with the Building Centre will enthuse and enlighten and, we hope, encourage more architects and designers to consider using wood – nature’s only truly sustainable building material”.

“The Wood Awards” seminar, sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Carpenters and construction and development company Rooff Ltd., will be chaired by Hugh Pearman, architecture critic for the Sunday Times and editor of RIBA Journal, and will include insights from Edward Cullinan Architects, Glenn Howells Architects, the Green Oak Carpentry Company and Professor Richard Harris of University of Bath and former technical director at Buro Happold. The two project teams will compare and contrast these iconic buildings in what promises to be a lively and informative discussion.
Architects, designers, contractors, joinery companies and building owners are once again invited by the Wood Awards to enter the 2011. Entries can be submitted from 1st March and close on 27th May. Information on how to enter, project critera and categories can be found on www.woodawards.com, as can the simplified and inclusive entry process.

Visit www.buildingcentre.co.uk/events for more details on the “The Wood Awards” Wood Talk and to register – the seminar is free but numbers are limited.

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