Jan 22

Wood Awards talks hit the road in 2014

Building on the success of the 2013 Wood Awards competition, TRADA has organised a fresh new programme of site visits to some of Britain’s most beautiful buildings recognised for outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation in wood.

Aimed at architects, designers, engineers, and in fact anyone with a general interest in excellence in building design, these early evening talks will celebrate and examine the innovative use of timber in a wide range of modern architectural solutions.

The talks will be led by the project’s lead architect and engineer, providing an intimate understanding of the buildings’ use of timber in a hands-on environment and guests will be invited to ask questions to the designers who created them.

Described as ‘glorious’ and ‘serene’, this year’s Wood Awards Gold Winner, Bishop Edward King Chapel which also won the Structural category, kicked off the 2014 Wood Awards Talks Programme in January with a fully booked visit to the multi-award winning chapel.

Lead Engineer Tim Marcot of Price and Myers will talked guests through the building’s features of arching timber columns and glulam beams behind its textured stone façade and lead guests on a tour of the chapel’s heavily dominated timber interior.

Other dates to note in the diary are 29th April, where the tour will visit the Canadian Douglas fir-rich Colyer-Fergusson Building in Canterbury, winner of the Commercial & Public Access Award, and the talk led by Tim Richards Architects and 13th May, where the extensive timber elements at the Abbotsford Visitor Reception Building in Melrose will come under the microscope by Angel Morales-Aguilar, LDN Architects.

Tickets for the Wood Awards Talks are available for free to TRADA members and £18 for non-members. Advanced booking is essential for further details please visitwww.trada.co.uk/events/woodawardstalks or contact Julie Hockin on [email protected]  or 01494 569642.

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