Seventeen structures and nine product designs have been nominated for the Wood Awards 2020 shortlist
Established in 1971, the Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in wood. The competition is free to enter and aims to encourage and promote outstanding timber design, craftsmanship and installation. The Awards are due to be held in November 2020 but this may change due to Covid-19.
The Awards are split into two main categories: Buildings and Furniture & Product.
The independent judging panel visits all the shortlisted projects in person, making this a uniquely rigorous competition. An online exhibition of the shortlist launched on 14th September during the London Design Festival.
The buildings judging panel is led by three-time Gold Award winner Stephen Corbett of Green Oak Carpentry. The panel includes Andrew Lawrence, Arup; Kirsten Haggart, Waugh Thistleton Architects; Nathan Wheatley, engenuiti; David Morley, David Morley Architects; Jim Greaves, Hopkins; and architectural journalist Ruth Slavid. The furniture and product panel is led by design critic, curator and journalist Corinne Julius. The panel 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.
National Automotive Innovation Centre, Coventry
The Handlebar Cafe, Winchester
Stroud Christian Community Chapel, Stroud
Dulwich Pavilion 2019, Dulwich
The Royal Exchange Theatre - The Den, Greater Manchester
Hurstpierpoint College Performing Arts Centre, West Sussex
Swimming Pool Hall at King’s College School, Wimbledon
Harris Academy, Sutton
MOTHER, Wicken Fun
Frindsbury Manor Barn, Rochester
Bumpers Oast, Tonbridge
Two and Half Storey House, London
Redhill Barn, Devon
The Rye Apartments, London
HOUSE FOR THEO + OSKAR, Surrey
Brockeridge Stair, Bristol
Wooden Roof, London
'Duo' Designer: Studio Woodgate
'Semi Synthetic Series' Designer/maker: Peter Marigold
'Serpentine Postbox' Designer: Studiomama
'The Beehave' Designer: Studio Marlene Huissoud
'Barking Up The Wrong Log' Designer/maker: Charlotte Kingsnorth
'Bundle Trestle' Designer: Studio Thor
'Chamfer Dining Table' Designer: Ben Fowler
'Tenon Table' Designer: Daniel Schofield
'VWork Collection' Designer: Pengelly Design Ltd
Wood Awards 2020