Now in its 18th year, The Australian Timber Design Awards (ATDA) is a platform that ‘highlights, advertises, advocates and develops a timber design ethos through the showcase of excellent timber design in a variety of applications’.
Each year, ATDA host an awards ceremony to announce the winners, this year’s ceremony was held on the 25th of October at the impressive Melbourne Museum. ASH attended the awards night as proud sponsors of the Interior Fit Out – Commercial award.
Residential Class 1 – News Buildings: Munro Ocean Beach House – Planned Living Architects
Innovative Structural Design: Macquarie University Innovation Hub – Architectus
Engineered Timber Products: Macquarie University Innovation Hub – Architectus
Timber Cladding: ETZ Townhouses – Fieldwork Architects
Timber Flooring: Aquas Perma Solar Firma – CplusC
Recycled Timber: Court House – Peter Winkler Architects
Timber Panels: Macquarie University Innovation Hub – Architectus
Timber Veneers: 12-Micron – SJB
Timber Windows and Doors: Macquarie University Innovation Hub – Architectus
People’s Choice: International House Sydney – Tzannes
Grand-Prix: International House Sydney – Tzannes
Australian Certified Timber: Charlotte Chapel – SJH Planning & Design
Small Budget Projects: Henry Street House – Eugene Cheah Architecture
Rising Star: Munro Beach Ocean House – Planned Living Architcts
Residential Class 1 – Alteration or Addition: Victoria Gardens House – Lucy Clemenger Architects
Multi-Residential: ETZ Townhouses – Fieldwork
Public or Commerical Building: International House Sydney – Tzannes
Interior FitOut – Residential Class 1: Fish Creek House – Edition Office
Interior FitOut – Commerical: Bendigo Hospital – Bates Smart
Stand-alone Structures: Dynamics in Impermance – NLarkin Deisgn
Furniture or Joinery: Conus Lighting Range – Georffrey Cameron Marshall
Landscape: Northern Goldfields Regional Offices – Donovan Payne Architect
Sustainability: International House Sydney – Tzannes
What stood out amongst this year’s winners is the use of glulam and CLT mass timber beams. Glulam is becoming increasingly popular for its appearance in design and its structural capabilities.
Grand Prix winner, International House Sydney were one of the major projects that used both CLT and Glulam. Designed by Tzannes, the high-rise building has the same structural outcome as if it used steel or concrete, but at the fraction of the weight. This project has paved the way for mass timber members to be used in commercial markets, which will lower carbon emissions and provide a sustainable option for the future of mass design.
Congratulations to the architects, designers, landscapers, engineers and builders for their win! We look forward to seeing many more incredible designs using timber next year.
To check out the winning designs, download this e-book.