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2016 Australian Timber Design Winners Announced E-mail
Friday, 16 September 2016 09:42
2016 Australian Timber Design Award - JAWSARCHITECTS for Three Capes Track Cabins
2016 Australian Timber Design Award Grand Prix winner- JAWSARCHITECTS - for Three Capes Track Cabins
The 2016 Australian Timber Design Award Grand Prix was awarded to JAWSARCHITECTS for Three Capes Track Cabins, a series of simple and elegant accommodation facilities along the Three Capes track - a four day walk - that takes in the magnificent scenery of the Tasman Peninsula on Tasmania's south-east coast.

Working closely with The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, JAWSARCHITECTS developed their design to ensure the cabins sit lightly and effortlessly in this dramatic landscape.

Drawing on previous experience with prefabrication and transportable structures, the cabins employ repeated and preassembled timber components. These components were transported by helicopter in 800kg loads, and then assembled 'flat-pack style' on site by a small team of craftsmen.

Ergonomic requirements and structural limitations were considered to determine a regular structural grid.

Timber was the perfect material since it satisfied the requirements of lightness, standardisation and repetition, corrosion and bushfire resistance. Timber integrates well into the bush environment and bushfire resistant species are available for important structural components.

The 17th Awards winners were announced during a Presentation Night held on Thursday 15th of September at Luna Park, Sydney. Many well-known individuals from government, the timber industry, and the design community were on hand to enjoy what has become the premier event in the Australian timber-design calendar.

Thank you to everyone who entered this year's Awards. This has been a fabulous year, in which we have enjoyed receiving a diverse field of design entries and great buy-in from the public in choosing their favourite timber design project. The success of the 2016 Australian Timber Design Awards — Australasia's foremost timber design and architectural awards — is due to all our competition participants, judges, sponsors, and the public. So thank you again for your support and we hope you enjoyed the experience !

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