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PrefabNZ Members Winners and Commended – NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards 2018

NZ Resene Timber Design Awards 2018

NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards is a highly acclaimed, annual awards event showcasing the innovative, structural and aesthetic use of timber by New Zealand architects and engineers. The entrants constantly provide projects of an exceptionally high standard.

Design professionals were honoured for their creativity and ingenuity at a gala event in Auckland on September 20. Over 250 finalists, prominent companies and other industry leaders attended the glittering event organised by the Wood Processors and Manufacturers’ Association (WPMA), which saw He Tohu Document Centre from Studio Pacific Architecture win the Supreme Award

Entrants competed within ten categories covering everything from residential and commercial architectural excellence to engineering innovation, multi-storey construction and student innovation. Structural performance and aesthetic excellence were highlighted across all categories.

PrefabNZ Members Winners and Commended – NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards 2018

Commercial Architectural Excellence

For the innovative use of timber resulting in a distinctive visual impact on a commercial, industrial, or public building environment.

WINNER: Te Wharehou o Waikaremoana PrefabNZ Member Tennent Brown Architects © Andy Spain

COMMENDED: Mt Pleasant Community Centre PrefabNZ Member Chris Moller Architecture + Urbanism © Dennis Radermacher


Engineering Innovation

For the innovative use of engineered timber, resulting in a distinctive technical/ structural impact on a residential, commercial, industrial or public building environment.

WINNER: Mt Pleasant Community Centre PrefabNZ Member Chris Moller Architecture + Urbanism © Dennis Radermacher

COMMENDED: Kaikoura District Council A Buchanan PTL, Graeme Whimp, PrefabNZ Member Design Base, Nelson Timber Solutions

COMMENDED: C20 Callaghan Laboratory Pod PrefabNZ Member Chris Moller Architects + Urbanism © CMA+U in collaboration with MOTM, PrefabNZ Member Dunning Thornton and eCubed. © CMA + U (pics mentioning Chris Moller) © Makers of Architecture (pics mentioning Tobias Smith)


Multi Storey Timber Building Award

At least 3 floors where the predominant structural material is wood or a wood-based product. These floors may be built upon one or more floors of new or pre-existing buildings constructed from other materials.

WINNER: Otago Polytechnic Student Village PrefabNZ Member Logic Group, Mason & Wales, Naylor Love, Kirk Roberts, Tricia Love Consultants


Interior Innovation
For innovative use of wood or a wood panel product as a signature feature, in a predominantly wood building, adding ambience, flair and practicality.

WINNER: He Tohu Document Centre PrefabNZ Member Studio Pacific Architecture © Andy Spain

COMMENDED: Shortland Health Clinic PrefabNZ Member Klein Architects © Sam Hartnett


Exterior Innovation & Infrastructure

For any wood or wood panel product that forms the exterior of or is an exterior structure, be it residential or non-residential which highlights the versatility and flexibility of wood while enhancing the structure’s aesthetic.

WINNER: Kumutoto Site PrefabNZ Member Isthmus Group © David St George


Wood & Fibre Creativity Award

Original and innovative uses of wood fibre (solid wood, manufactured products) in unusual or unexpected applications which make great use of the fibre properties, e.g. tiny house design gems, chemical or process innovations.

WINNER: Te Wharehou o Waikaremoana PrefabNZ Member Abodo Wood


Resene Overall Supreme Award 2018

The Resene Overall Supreme Awards is the Judge's choice and is open to entries from all categories.

WINNER: He Tohu Document Room. PrefabNZ Member Studio Pacific Architecture

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