26 April 2022

designTimber webinar series will give behind-the-scenes view of award-winning buildings

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Timber Development UK members can learn directly from the architects and multidisciplinary teams behind four incredible projects, as selected from winners of the Wood Awards 2021, in a new online series.


Registration is now open for the designTimber series for these webinars, which will take participants behind the scenes into the technical aspects and elements as explained by the teams who turned their timber projects into award winners.


The series is set to kick off on 18 May with the team behind Magdalene College Library, winner of  the Gold Award, a project labelled a ‘tour de force of architectural design and achievement’, as taken from the minds of Niall McLaughlin Architects and engineers Smith & Wallwork.


This will be followed on 8 June in a webinar with a presentation from the team who built The Welcome Building RHS Garden Bridgewater, including architects Hodder + Partners. This building is an incredible example of the light, open spaces possible through engineered timber products.


On 13 July attendees will have the chance to talk with Tsuruta Architects about Wooden Annex, an impressive refurbishment and extension of a long and narrow 1950s end-of-terrace house with the addition of a single-story timber annex.


The final selected case study in this first round will be on 14 September, with the Built East Pavilion from OGU Architects + Donald McCrory Architects – a small project from Belfast which draws on the rich industrial history of the area and innovative construction.


It is highly recommended that anyone planning on submitting a case study to the Wood Awards 2022 comes along and learn about some of the design elements used by these teams to elevate their projects into leading examples of timber construction.


Timber Development UK is a new organisation formed from the merger of two of the largest and longest established organisations in the supply chain, the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA).


Through its reach as the largest, most comprehensive supply chain body in the UK, spanning from sawmill to specifier and all points in between, Timber Development UK is setting out to elevate the use of timber in the UK – with this new webinar series to be an example.


The designTimber series follows on from the highly successful University Design Challenge webinar series, and last year’s Sustainability Series, both of which showcase some of the ambition, width and breadth of this new organisation.