ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS – CONVERSATIONALISTS
We proudly announce the winners of Conversations about Climate Change, to be exhibited at the Building Centre in London.
The six winning designs include: a sound pavilion made of Sapele; timber forest dwellers of animals from VPA countries; a Sapele column extraction; a teak sculptural marker demonstrating high tide to highlight the impact of rising sea levels from climate change; carbon printing blocks signifying the potential carbon storage of tropical hardwoods; and a series of wind-up instrumental trees, tree whisperers, demonstrates the pulsing beats of tree species responding to rising global temperatures.
Entries to the competition were received from around the globe including: Cameroon, Colombia, the USA, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, the Netherlands, UK, Australia, Kenya, Greece.
Tropical hardwood species selected include: Keruing, Meranti, Teak, Jelutong, Sapele, Merbau, Greenheart, Utile, Ekki and Obeche. All timber for this project will be sourced through the Timber Trade Federation members’ in line with the TTF’s Responsible Purchasing Policy (RPP) to ensure responsible sourcing, and all from Voluntary Partnership Agreement Countries.
*The exhibition opening date has been postponed until January 2021 due to current Covid-19 measures.