Hopkins, Nord and Wigglesworth on Wood Awards shortlist

Elizabeth Hopkirk

Bavent House - a four bedroom family home in Suffolk - by Hudson Architects - main wood type: Iroko cladding, Douglas fir

Sheppard Robson and Kilburn Nightingale also among finalists

Hopkins, Kilburn Nightingale, Sheppard Robson and Sarah Wigglesworth are among the finalists for this year’s Wood Awards.

The awards, for which BD is media partner, recognise excellence in design and craftsmanship in both architecture, and furniture and attracted a record 348 entries this year.

The judges whittled these down to a shortlist of 30 in five categories and unveiled the finalists in a ceremony at the Carpenters’ Hall in the City of London on Tuesday.

Hopkins was shortlisted twice in the commercial and public access category: for the Olympic Velodrome and the £19 million Apex multi-purpose building in Bury St Edmunds.

In the same category, Sarah Wigglesworth was shortlisted for Sandal Magna Community Primary School in Wakefield; Pat Borer for the Wales Institute for Sustainable Education (Wise); Adam Khan Architects with Price & Myers for Brockholes visitor centre in Preston; and Stephen Marshall Architects for the Rothschild Foundation in Buckinghamshire.

Among the finalists in the private and small project category are Nord’s Shingle House in Dungeness; Hugh Strange’s Strange House in London; John Pardey’s Watson House in the New Forest; and Kilburn Nightingale’s Emmanuel College Library at Cambridge.

Sheppard Robson’s Open Academy in Norwich and Paul McAneary Architects’ Tex-Tonic House 1 in London are both in the running in the structural category.

And in the conservation category are: Horsley Huber’s dovecote, stables and barn restoration at Chillington Hall, Staffordshire; and Architecton’s Nailsea tithe barn in Bristol.

Berman Guedes Stretton Architects has been shortlisted in the furniture category for the Long Table at Queen’s College, Oxford.

The winners will be announced at Timber Expo in Coventry on September 27 and 28.

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