Wood Awards 2015 Winners revealed
The winner of winners of the Wood Awards 2015 is The Fishing Hut by Niall McLaughlin Architects. The project, located in Hampshire, was awarded with the Arnold Laver Gold Award yesterday at the Carpenters' Hall in London.
"The hut provides a secure place to store boats and fishing tackle, and is also a meeting place and shelter for anglers", the panel of judges writes. "The oak timber structure has been designed to be open as possible when in use to maximise views of the rural landscape, but can be closed and secured when not in use. Every details of this building has been carefully thought out and carried through and the way that it opens up to surronding is a delight". View the project gallery here.
Other category winners include the Constellations bar by Howard Miller Design in Liverpool (Commercial & Leisure category); the Arcadia nursery by Maclolm Fraser Architects in Edinburgh (Education and Public sector category); the studio by Bradley van der Straeten Architects in London (Existing Building category); Bryanston School in Dorset by Hopkins Architects (Interiors category); the Observatory, Study and Workshop by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios in various locations across the UK (Small Projects); and the Canary Wharf Crossrail station by Foster & Partners in London (Structural).
BSkyB Believe got a Special Award for its Better Building education facility by Arup. Furniture, bespoke installations and product winners feature the Endgrain project by Raw Edges, Ves-el by Gareth Neal in collaboration with Zaha Hadid, End Grain Stationary by student Simin Qui and Slatted Chair by student Emma Leslie.
"It was amazing to see such outstanding and innovative projects", said Dirk Vennix, CTI CEO. "We are pleased to sponsor events like the Wood Awards which showcase the excellence across the Timber Supply Chain. I am sure both the shortlisted and winning projects will get the praise and the success they deserve"