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

Interiors

Hult International Business School 

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

Private

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 woodawards.com