2022 Timber Design Award Winners Announced
The winners of the 23rd Australian Timber Design Awards were announced on Thursday, 8 December at the Crown Hotel Sydney awards event, hosted by The Ultimate Renewable™ Brand Ambassador – Adam Dovile.
Each year these awards aim to showcase, advocate, and celebrate a timber design ethos by rewarding and celebrating the use of timber in various applications.
As with previous years, Responsible Wood continues to be a proud category sponsor of the Australian Certified Timber Award. This award acknowledges projects where Australian timber has been sourced from sustainably managed Australian forests.
This year the winner of this category was Annandale CLT House by Still Space Architecture.
The award winning house was designed for a young family in a heritage conservation area in Annandale, Sydney.
“The idea for the house is to carve new light filled living, garden and sleeping areas into the existing terrace with a second floor zone for sleeping and a garden retreat.”
Using a prefabricated cross laminated timber (CLT) shell ensured a fast turnaround to the lockup stage allowing the building to be efficiently fitted out during wet winter months. It also added strength, appearance, versatility, and sustainability.
Sourcing certified timber during construction adds to the sustainability of the project. It’s a sustainable material because it’s from well-managed forests and is composed of wood, a renewable resource that doesn’t require the burning of fossil fuels during its production.
“On a small tight site, every inch counts. The CLT structure allowed full use of the site width and maximised floor-to-ceiling heights. As a result, the space feels large and light-filled. The CLT has been left exposed to minimise additional material use and wastage.”
Best Use of Certified Timber – Project Details
Architects: Still Space Architecture
Structural Engineer: Sellick Consultants
Builder: ARC Projects
Timber Supplier & Fabricator: XLam Australia
Photographer: Brett Boardman
The overall winner of the night was H&E Architects, who received first prize for their outstanding Waterfront Tavern project. The Waterfront Tavern is the centrepiece of an artificial harbour in the Shell Cove development south of Wollongong. The judges commended the winner’s lavish and broad use of timber.
“The project team demonstrates exceptional craftsmanship and detailing through its undulating forms, exposed interior and exterior surfaces and features.”
2022 Timber Design Awards Winners List
Overall Winner – Waterfront Tavern by H&E Architects
- People’s Choice Bay Pavilions Arts and Aquatic Leisure Centre by NBRS & Donovan Payne Architects
- Sustainability S.E.ED. – Modular Classrooms by Betti & Knut Architecture
- Rising Star Carly Martin from Akimbo Architecture for Summer Place Pavilion
- Small Budget S.E.ED. – Modular Classrooms by Betti & Knut Architecture
Excellence in Timber Applications
- Residential Class 1 – New Building The Hütt 01 Passive House by Melbourne Design Studios
- Residential Class 1 – Alteration or Addition Barwon Heads House by Adam Kane Architects
- Multi-Residential Iron Creek Bay Farm Stay by Misho + Associates
- Public Buildings Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club by Jackson Clements Burrows
- Commercial Buildings Waterfront Tavern by H&E Architects
- Interior Fitout – Residential The Pad by Suzanne Hunt Architect
- Interior Fitout – Commercial Walsh Bay Arts Precinct by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects
- Stand-Alone Structures and Outdoor Applications Grampians Peaks Trail Stage 2 by Noxon Giffen Architects
Excellence in Timber Products
- Australian Certified Timber Annandale CLT house by Still Space Architecture
- Recycled Timber Bones House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects.