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The three storey Melbourne School of Design is a showcase of the very best that can be achieved with structural timber. LVL engineered box beams and coffers span its 20 metre wide atrium, acting both as sun shades and structural restraints. Judges were effusive in their praise for the manner in which the timber framed and lined building envelope is suspended from two of the overhead LVL beams.
Timber features heavily also in the decorative elements of the design. The selection and working of the timbers shows exceptional understanding of the material and lends warmth to the complex structural design.
The Melbourne School of Design is listed as a Six Green Star Design and is the first education facility to be awarded the maximum ten Green Star innovation credits. Timber was critical to this, having been used to reduce the overall carbon footprint of the building.
Winners were announced on 18 September at Showtime, Melbourne. 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 the Awards. This has been our biggest year to date, with more entries received than ever before and a great deal of interest from the public. The success of the 2015 Australian Timber Design Awards—Australasia's foremost timber design and architectural awards—is due to you.
See below for a full list of all category winners and runners-up. To view full size images, click on the thumbnail images.
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Australian Timber Design Award
Peoples’ Choice Award
Winner: k20 Architecture for Port Melbourne Football Club Sporting and Community Facility
Photographer: Peter Bennetts
John Wardle Architects & NADAAA in collaboration for Melbourne School of Design - The University of Melbourne
NOWarchitecture for Scott Carver and Arup
Netball Central for Smith+Tracey Architects
Analog Structures & Planet Ark for The Nano House
EME Design for Cathedralette
kitayama k architects for Hunters' Roots
MORQ for Lovestory Shop
Alistair Lucas of Two First Names for Wyton House
Jonathan Lindsay of Scott Carver for Netball Central
Michael Huynh of MADE Architecture for Origami Pool House
Simon Cookes of Duckbuild Architecture for Red Hill House
Tasmin Dunn of DJRD Architects for KU ANSTO Children's Centre
Excellence in Timber Design - Landscape
Winner: MDG Landscape Architects for Armstrong Creek West Park and Wetland
Photographer: James Newman
Arcadia Landscape Architecture for The Platform - North Eveleigh Affordable Housing
PLACE Laboratory for Yanchep_Timber Wave Element
PLACE Laboratory and FOSAX for Curtin Timber Seating Element
Excellence in Timber Design - Furniture and Joinery
Winner: Fender Katsalidis Mirams Architects for Garangula Gallery - Furniture and Joinery
Photographer: John Gollings and Maite Robin
fmd architects p/l for Surgeons Rooms
Nest Architects for Ormond College - Masters Office
NH Architecture + Populous in Joint Venture for Margaret Court Arena - Furniture and Joinery
Excellence in Timber Design - Stand-Alone Structure
Enter Projects for Castlecrag Canopy
iredale pedersen hook architects for Perth Zoo Orang-itam Exhibit - Jungle School
Workshop Architecture for Sound Shell - Monash University