21 September 2021

Wood Awards 2021 shortlist announced

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Nineteen structures and eleven product designs have been nominated for the Wood Awards 2021 shortlist – including a 1930's apartment, a unique room divider, and a former furniture warehouse.


The Wood Awards, which celebrates excellence in architecture and product design using wood in the UK, is a particularly rigorous competition; independent judging panels visit all the shortlisted projects across the two categories Buildings and Furniture & Product.


The buildings judging panel is led by Jim Greaves of Hopkins Architects and includes Andrew Lawrence, Arup; Kirsten Haggart, Waugh Thistleton Architects; Nathan Wheatley, engenuiti; David Morley, David Morley Architects; architectural journalist Ruth Slavid; and Andy Trotman, Timberwright. The furniture and product panel is led by design critic, curator and journalist Corinne Julius, and includes Oliver Stratford, editor of Disegno magazine; Rod Wales of Wales & Wales; and previous winners Yael Mer of Raw-Edges, Eleanor Lakelin, and Sebastian Cox.


On display

This year's shortlist will be on display at the Building Centre, London, from 25th October until 3rd December, as part of the exhibition World of Wood. This six-week celebration of global timber and global forests will demonstrate the benefits forest supply chains bring to the natural and urban environment. It seeks to build on the increased interest in climate change policy, highlight the vital role which forest supply chains play in reducing carbon emissions, and showcase the innovation and design potential of timber.



Buildings shortlist

16 Chart Street, London



Architect: Ian Chalk Architects
Structural engineer: Heyne Tillett Steel
© Edmund Sumner



The Alice Hawthorn, Nun Monkton, North Yorkshire



Architect: De Matos Ryan

Structural engineer: Price Myers




Lockerbie Sawmill, Lockerbie, Scotland



Architect: Konishi Gaffney Architects

Structural engineer: Entuitive



Sands End Community and Arts Centre, London




Structural engineer: Elliott Wood Partnership



The Welcome Building RHS Garden Bridgewater, Manchester



Architect: Hodder + Partners

Structural engineer: RoC Consulting



David Brownlow Theatre, Newbury, Berkshire



Architect: Jonathan Tuckey Design

Structural engineer: Webb Yates Engineers




Guildford Crematorium, Guildford, Surrey



Architect: Haverstock

Structural engineer: Elliot Wood Partnership



Ibstock Place School Refectory, London



Architect: Maccreanor Lavington Architects

Structural engineer: engineersHRW



Kantor Centre of Excellence: The Anna Freud Centre & Pears Family School, London



Architect: Penoyre & Prasad

Structural engineer: Webb Yates Engineers




Magdalene College Library, Cambridge



Architect: Niall McLaughlin Architects

Structural engineer: Smith & Wallwork



Built: East Pavilion, Belfast, Northern Ireland



Architect: OGU Architects + Donald McCrory Architects

Structural engineer: O'Connor Sutton Cronin Consultant Engineers



Unfolding, Pavilion at London Design Biennale 2021



Architect: PLP Architecture

Client & engineer: CNMI at the University of Cambridge



1930's Apartment, London



Architect: Knox Bhavan Architects

Structural engineer: Price & Myers




The Boathouse, Devon



Architect: Adams Collingwood Architects

Structural engineer: Paul Carpenter Associates




Concrete Plinth House, London



Architect: DGN Studio

Structural engineer: Built Engineers




Leyton House, London



Architect: McMahon Architecture

Structural engineer: James Frith Limited




SNUG Home, Bristol



Architect: SNUG Homes Limited

Structural engineer: Milner Associates



St John Street, London



Architect: Emil Eve Architects



Wooden Annex, London



Architect: Tsuruta Architects

Structural engineer: Karsten Weise



Bespoke Furniture shortlist

Bowater Chest of Drawers – Jan Hendzel Studio




Gayles Farm 5 – Wycliffe Stutchbury




Kingsland Dining Table – Gareth Neal




Mesamachine – Hayon Studio




Nordic Pioneer –  Maria Bruun




Production Furniture shortlist

Allay Chair – Daniel Schofield




Corso Tables + Benches – Dylan Freeth




Cruz Del Sur – Matteo Fogale Ltd




Iso-Lounge Chair – Jasper Morrison




OVO Armchair – Foster + Partners




T01 Cross Chair for TAKT – Pearson Lloyd



Browse full project details on the Wood Awards website


A sample of detailed timber Case Studies featuring previous Wood Awards winners


View the full list of Case Studies here