Wood Awards Exhibition at the Building Centre

A free exhibition featuring the thirty-two shortlisted projects for this year’s Wood Awards will be on display at the Building Centre in London, from 31 October – 10 December 2022.

Showcasing a stunning array of British architecture and design using wood, this special exhibit will feature building models from 14 of the shortlisted projects, allowing visitors to explore, in miniature, the evolution of intent that shaped the buildings.

The collection of models on display highlights the incredible depth of timber design talent in the UK, with the shortlisted buildings this year including stadiums, school halls, and private residences – which can be found from Devon up to Edinburgh.

Visitors to the exhibit will be able to get a sneak peek into the daring wood designs found in the likes of ABBA Arena, the Sport’s Pavilion, Master’s Field, Balliol College, Homerton College Dining Hall, The Chapel Roof, Radley College, The Water Tower, and many more.

Also on show will be information on all the furniture entries into the Wood Awards, which were front and centre during the Material Matters fair at London Design Festival.

As we count down to the announcement of this year’s Wood Awards Ceremony on 23 November at Carpenters Hall, excitement is quickly building amongst the industry. From more than 300 entries, it is now just a matter of weeks until a timber design will be crowned the 2022 winner.

David Hopkins, Timber Development UK chief executive, says:

“It is really special to be able to bring these timber buildings in their miniature form to the general public for the first, and likely only time – you will be able see this wide an array of British design, architecture and ingenuity in one room.

“Wood is the first choice for sustainable construction and product design, so not only will this exhibit be an opportunity for visitors to

Wood Awards Live | 3 November 2022

To launch the Wood Awards Exhibition, we will be hosting speakers from the architecture, design and engineering practices behind three of the nominated projects from this year’s Commercial & Leisure category to talk timber on Thursday 3 November 18:00–19:30.

This talk will allow the audience to gain insight into three impressive projects: the Abba Arena, the Gramophone Works and the Brent Cross Visitor Pavilion. Three fifteen-minute quick fire sessions will be followed by a Q&A and panel discussion, exploring how the UK is building big with timber.

Speakers will include: Sam Phillips from Stage One presenting the Abba Arena, Tom Foster from Studio RHE presenting the Gramophone Works and Tim Murray from Moxon Architects presenting the Brent Cross Visitor Pavilion.

“Get inspired by the stories behind the Wood Awards 2022 shortlist with this unique, in-person event, as we open our new Wood Awards exhibition,” says TDUK Chief Executive David Hopkins.

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