“Best Use of Certified Timber” – PEFC continues partnership with the World Architecture Festival

Was timber a key material in one of your construction projects? Did you choose wood for its many aesthetic, natural and architectural properties, or simply because it is the only renewable building material? If yes, you can enter your project for a World Architecture Festival prize!

For the second time, PEFC is sponsoring the WAF Best Use of Certified Timber Prize, rewarding architects and project teams for their use of certified timber as a main construction material for buildings outstanding in sustainability, innovation, quality or aesthetics.

“We sponsored the prize for the first time last year and were very pleased with the quality and diversity of the entries,” said Fabienne Sinclair, Head of Marketing at PEFC International. “We are excited to see what projects will be submitted this year.”

40 architects from 20 countries entered their projects into the prize in 2018. After a live presentation of the nine shortlisted projects, a jury of three experts, including architect Mark Thomson, chose International House in Sydney, designed by Tzannes and developed by Lend Lease, as the winner.

With its seven floors, International House is the world’s tallest all‐commercial building constructed fully from engineered timber. It catches the eye with its clear glass façade and, with its very low carbon outcome, sets new standards in sustainable construction. For Mark Thomson, the winning project highlighted how timber is breaking new ground in commercial construction.
more at: https://pefc.org/news-a-media/general-sfm-news/2672-best-use-of-certified-timber-pefc-continues-partnership-with-the-world-architecture-festival

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