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Wood Awards Ireland Shortlist Announced
Fifteen projects have been shortlisted for Wood Awards Ireland (WAI). The shortlist has been chosen from projects submitted by Architects, designers, woodworkers and timber manufacturers. In addition, seven projects have been shortlisted for the third level student wood awards section. WAI is supported by the RIAI, Forest Industries Ireland (the forestry group in Ibec), Enterprise Ireland and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. WAI is open to Architects, practices, companies and individuals throughout Ireland – north and south – as well as Irish practitioners working overseas.
Awards will be presented to the outright winner, category winners and commended projects early next year. All shortlisted projects feature wood as an inherent, but not necessarily the sole, medium in their work. Eight unique sculptures, designed and made in oak by Michael Warren will be presented to the winners. Warren is Ireland's foremost sculptor and an Honorary Member of the RIAI.
The following 15 projects (in alphabetical order) are shortlisted for this year's award under five categories: large buildings, small buildings, international projects, furniture and innovative use of wood:
Alan Meredith Studio – Curio Furniture Collection
Alder Architects with B210 Architects – Ireland-Estonia Architectural Project
Broadstone Architects – The Forge
Cygnum Building Offsite with Myers Architects – Hackwood Primary School
EAK Ireland – Treetop Walk, Avondale
Glenfort Timber Engineering – various including Glenfort Factory
Healy Partners Architects – The Padel Club
Miriam Dunne Architects – House A: Multi-Layer Reciprocal Frame
MOLA Architecture – Cherrywood Timber Canopy and Biophilic Sunken Garden
O'Donnell + Tuomey with Joseph Walsh Studio – Passage House
Reddy Architecture + Urbanism – Eirigh: 'Built to Disappear' Eco Pavilion
Simply Architecture – Working from Home
Tierney Haines Architects – House in the Woods
Tierney Haines Architects – Emma Table
Van Dijk Architects – Beyond the Trees, Avondale
Seven third-level wood design, research and furniture projects have been shortlisted for the third level students' awards: Michael Conway, University of Galway; Kyle Tunney, Bray Institute of Further Education: two Atlantic TU projects from Maighréad Bussmann and Daniel Stafford; and three TU Dublin projects from Laura O'Toole, Sean Nolan and a student group entry.
WAI has been won by major Irish practices and companies since it was launched in 2014. The overall winner in 2020 was Center Parc Ireland, the popular holiday complex in Ballymahon, Co. Longford. This included mass engineered wood construction by John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd and designed by Holder Mathias Architects. Past winners of WAI include Bucholz McEvoy Architects, Joseph Walsh Studio, O'Donnell + Tuomey Architects, Donaghy + Dimond Architects, Alan Meredith Studio, Clancy Moore, TAKA and Niall McLaughlin Architects, Cygnum Building Offsite and Alistair Coey Architects.
Further information please contact Contact Donal Magner, WAI project manager: E: email@example.com or M: 086 2607 883.