Wood Awards 2021 shortlist announced

Wood Awards 2021 Shortlist Announced

Article · BY DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS EXECUTIVE JACK CLAPPEN · 23 September 2021

The 2021 Wood Awards shortlist was announced this week, showcasing the very best timber design, craftsmanship and installation from across the UK.

Nineteen structures and eleven product designs have been nominated to receive a 2021 Wood Award this week.

The Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in wood. Since 1971, these awards have recognized and encouraged outstanding wood design craftsmanship and installation.

This year’s entrants highlight timbers’ capacity as a versatile and beautiful building material capable of building both modern and classical designs. The competition is tough this year, with the design shortlist boasting a wide selection of styles, woods, and craftsmanship.

Aside from design and architectural excellence, the Wood Awards provide a clear picture of many of the central arguments for the use of wood in design and construction.

Increasing the use of wood is critical in preventing deforestation due to timber’s reliance on sustainable supply chains. By using more wood, we can increase the value of forest products and help grow and preserve forests worldwide.

The Wood Awards also showcase the versatility of wood, and how it can help uplift UK construction. This builds on the themes of the recent report for the APPG for the Timber Industries, which shows how timber can be used to build more houses at a reduced environmental cost.

This year’s entrants help show how we can use timber to build better, more beautiful, and with a reduced environmental cost as compared to other materials.

The Wood Awards is being held within this year’s World of Wood festival, running from 25 October to 3 December 2021, which will highlight the benefits of forest supply chains while the UK hosts COP26. The shortlist will be on display at the Building Centre in London across this time.

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