World Architecture Festival 2018 launches new prize for Best Use of Certified Timber

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2018 has launched a new prize for the Best Use of Certified Timber –

Supported by PEFC the prize will be presented for the very first time to reward project teams and architects that have used certified timber in a creative, innovative and inspirational way and demonstrated clearly how timber and responsible sourcing has played a major part in a completed building.

The 11th World Architecture Festival will take place in Amsterdam from 28-30 November 2018, and more than 500 architectural practices are expected to enter a wide range of awards. Past winners include some the world’s most iconic and best-known architects including: Foster & Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, Snohetta, BIG, Isay Weinfeld, Perkins & Will, Rogers Stirk Harbour, FJMT and Sou Fujimoto.

A special jury – including a PEFC representative – will identify entries that have used certified timber in an exceptional way and shortlisted entries will be contacted to confirm that the timber specified and used in the project originates from certified sources, such as PEFC-certified forests.

The jury will finally judge face-to-face presentations of the 10 best entries on the morning of Friday 30 November 2018, at WAF in Amsterdam. The winner will be presented with their special prize at a Gala Dinner on the same evening.

Projects can be entered via the WAF website there are 16 completed buildings award categories that are all eligible for the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize. The deadline for entries is 11 May 2018.

A PEFC representative will be present at the 2018 WAF Launch Reception on Wednesday 21 March at the Amsterdam Centre for Architecture (ARCAM) on Prins Hendrikkade 600, 1011 VX Amsterdam.

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