New Zealand Timber Design Awards

Day two took the Australian contingency of engineers, architects and a certain Planet Ark campaigner to the WoodSmart seminar at the New Zealand Timber Design Awards in Wellington.

Coastlands Aquatic Centre took the main award due to its amazing 2000m2 double curved transparet roof which provides a stunning internal environment for sports and recreation.  Energy efficiency measure were taken to ensure the project came in at budget.  Read more…

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At the seminar we learnt that you can engineer almost anything out of wood these days, although I wonder if that includes ‘The One Ring’ – I guess we’ll find out tomorrow when we hit the South Island.

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And just to show its not all just work, work, work …

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