Winning ways with wood

Materials World magazine
1 Dec 2015

Twenty projects were shortlisted for the Wood Awards 2015. Natalie Daniels looks at some of this year’s entries. 

Education and Public Sector  

Arcadia Nursery (WINNER)

Designed by: Malcolm Fraser Architects
Location: Edinburgh
Wood specification: Austrian spruce, Siberian larch, and Scottish larch 

Keynsham Civic Centre and One Stop Shop 

Designed by: AHR
Location: Somerset
Wood specification: Spruce, oak

Commercial and Leisure

Canary Wharf Crossrail (WINNER)

Designed by: Foster + Partners
Location: London
Wood specification: Spruce

Existing buildings

The Master’s House 

Designed by: Butler Hegarty Architects
Location: Herefordshire
Wood specification: European oak, green oak, Russian birch plywood, European beech

Small projects

Flower Kiosk 

Designed by: Buchanan Partnership
Location: London
Wood specification: Accoya three-layer sandwich board and TEC engineered wood component from Germany


Hult International Business School 

Designed by: Sergison Bates Architects
Location: London
Wood specification: Douglas fir from the USA and Elliotis pine plywood from Brazil


Sussex House 

Designed by: Wilkinson King Architects
Location: Sussex
Wood specification: Spruce, western red cedar, and engineered oak

The Observatory: the Study and the Workshop (WINNER)

Designed by: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Location: Various locations across the UK
Wood specification: Siberian larch, native home grown larch, Canadian western red cedar, native home grown chestnut, European oak, Coillte smartply, structural softwood, Tricoya
and accoya. 

For all of this year's winners, visit