The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced the eleven shortlisted finalists for the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize. Supported by PEFC for the second year, 39 architectural practices from 18 countries have entered their projects for the prize.
Dedicated to celebrating outstanding sustainable architecture across the globe, WAF presents architecture prizes in a number of categories. After a successful first year, PEFC and WAF have teamed up again for the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize to celebrate project teams that have used certified timber in an innovative, educational or artistic manner.
The quality of the entries demonstrates not only the versatility of timber as a construction material, but also the international enthusiasm for its use across a range of sectors. We are delighted that two UK projects – the Royal Opera House’s ‘Open Up’ (designed by Stanton Williams) and the Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience (designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners) have made the shortlist.
Both design teams will present their projects to an industry expert WAF jury in Amsterdam on 6 December. The jury will then present the winner with the prize at a Gala Dinner later that evening.