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Winners of 2016 Wood Awards Announced

21.11.16

The winners are finally in for the 2016 Wood Awards by the Wood Marketing Federation (WMF). The winners were announced at an awards ceremony in Farmleigh House, Pheonix Park Dublin, presided over by Andrew Doyle, Minister of State with responsibility for forestry.

The juries selected an overall winner and six category winners as below:

OVERALL WINNER
Samuel Beckett Civic Campus, Ballyogan Rd., Dublin by Bucholz McEvoy Architects

LARGE SCALE BUILDINGS – Joint winners
Samuel Beckett Civic Campus, Ballyogan Rd., Dublin by Bucholz McEvoy Architects

Model School, National School, Inchicore by Donaghy + Dimond Architects

FURNITURE WINNER
Range of furniture at OPTICA, Dawson Street, Dublin by Ryan Connolly, Connolly & Company

INNOVATION
Magnus Celestii a temporary installation in Sculpture Park, Salisbury, England by Joseph Walsh Studio

INTERNATIONAL PROJECT
Wind and Rain Bridge, Peitian Village, Liancheng, Fujian Province China by Don Holohan and woodworkers from Peitian area and architecture students, University of Hong Kong.

JUDGES SPECIAL AWARD
Carmelite Prayer Room, St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street, Dublin by Niall McLoughlin Architects

The Wood Awards Ireland judging panel was chaired by Ciarán O’Connor, the State Architect. This year’s Irish Wood Awards received over forty entries across various categories with eighteen projects shortlisted. All projects were reviewed, and permanent structures were visited before a shortlist of seventeen awards was agreed by the panel. The shortlist included large and small-scale buildings, conservation projects, furniture, innovative wood design, international structures and exhibitions – all demonstrating excellence in wood construction, design and craftsmanship.