Wood Awards 2020 shortlist announced

Seventeen structures and nine product designs have been nominated for the Wood Awards 2020 shortlist. The independent judging panel visits all the shortlisted projects in person, making this a uniquely rigorous competition.

An online exhibition of the shortlist will be launched on 14th September during the London Design Festival. Established in 1971, the Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in wood. The competition is free to enter and aims to encourage and promote outstanding timber design, craftsmanship and installation. Projects shortlisted for the Building category are:

National Automotive Innovation Centre, Coventry

The Handlebar Café, Winchester

Stroud Christian Community Chapel, Stroud (pictured)

Dulwich Pavilion 2019, Dulwich

The Royal Exchange Theatre – The Den, Manchester

Hurstpierpoint College Performing Arts Centre, West Sussex

Swimming Pool Hall at King’s College School, Wimbledon

Harris Academy, Sutton

MOTHER…, Wicken Fen

Frindsbury Manor Barn, Rochester

Bumpers Oast, Tonbridge

Two and Half Storey House, London

Redhill Barn, Devon

The Rye Apartments, London


Brockeridge Stair, Bristol

Wooden Roof, London.

To view the shortlist in full visit:

The buildings judging panel is led by three-time Gold Award winner Stephen Corbett of Green Oak Carpentry. The panel includes Andrew Lawrence, Arup; Kirsten Haggart, Waugh Thistleton Architects; Nathan Wheatley, engenuiti; David Morley, David Morley Architects; Jim Greaves, Hopkins and architectural journalist Ruth Slavid.

As a not-for-profit competition, the Wood Awards can only happen with collaborative industry sponsorship. Major Sponsors are American Hardwood Export Council and Carpenters’ Company. Other Sponsors include American Softwoods, the Timber Trade Federation and TRADA.

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