Structural Timber Awards 2016 Finalists


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Buildings designed by Architype have been shortlisted in 4 categories in this year’s Structural Timber Awards.

The annual awards celebrate outstanding projects, innovative products and dynamic people that are championing excellence in structural timber across the UK.

Shortlisted for both Low Energy Project, and Project of The Year, The Enterprise Centre clearly stood out to the panel, as a large scale timber frame project, for which 70% of the stud-work was sourced from within 30 miles of site.

inside the foyer at the enterprise centre, timber frame

Photo credits: Darren Carter / Morgan Sindall

Also to make the shortlist in the education category was Burry Port Community Primary School, a project showcasing local Welsh timber, including the use of the innovative Brettstapel construction method, which makes use of the low-grade soft wood abundant in Wales.

pupils playing at welsh timber school, Bury Port

Photo credits: Leigh Simpson Photography

With both projects making a substantial contribution to the timber frame approach in the UK, we are delighted that the collaborative submissions by Cygnum Timber Frame and Architype have also been recognised in an additional category  – ‘Pioneer’ category for our collaboration on Passivhaus developments.

The results will be announced at a high profile dinner on 19 October 2016 at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham.