Niall McLaughlin has scooped the top prize in the 2013 Wood Awards for the Stirling Prize-shortlisted Bishop Edward King Chapel
Bishop Edward King Chapel by Niall McLaughlin Architects took home the Gold Award at the awards ceremony earlier this week (19 November).
The project was praised for its ‘attention to detail, careful use of materials and elegant curved glulam columns and beams’.
Chairman of the judges, Michael Morrison of Purcell said: ‘Niall McLaughlin’s Bishop Edward King Chapel is a stunning and worthy Gold Award winner. It embodies the Wood Awards celebration of excellence in design and craftsmanship in wood, and even exceeds the hope that the building might be ‘a work of art which would touch the spirit’.’
Atmos’ RoominaRoom, which was previously shortlisted for the AJ Small Projects award, also picked up a gong.
The full list of winners
- Commercial and Public Access The Colyer-Fergusson Building by Tim Ronalds Architects
- Private Church Walk by David Mikhail Architects
- Structural Bishop Edward King Chapel by Niall McLaughlin Architects
- Repair and adaptive re-use Magheralin Parish Church by Waddington-McClure Architects
- Small projects RoominaRoom in London by Atmos Studio
- Production made furniture Theo Chair by Pengellydesign
- Bespoke furniture Ripples by EJ Bespoke Furniture
The judges included Adam Khan, David Morley, Jim Greaves from Hopkins Architects and Arup’s Andrew Lawrence.
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In pictures: Shortlist for 2013 Wood Awards unveiled
Schemes by a raft of architects including Wilkinson Eyre, DSDHA, Niall McLaughlin, Tim Ronalds and dRMM have been shortlisted for the 2013 Wood Awards
Wilkinson Eyre’s Mary Rose Museum, Atmos Studio’s RoominaRoom and the Colyer-Fergusson Building at the University of Kent by Tim Ronalds Architects are among the projects battling it out for gongs.
The Stirling Prize-nominated Bishop Edward King Chapel by Niall McLaughlin Architects is also up for an award for its use of European Oak and American Ash.
The Wood Awards celebrate the use of wood in architecture, furniture, and design. This year’s shortlist includes private houses, small projects, restoration schemes and furniture.
The 30 shortlisted projects were selected from more than 300 British projects which were submitted for the awards.
The full shortlist
- The Colyer-Fergusson Building by Tim Ronalds Architects
- Abbotsford Visitor Reception Building by LDN Architects
- Festival House - ‘Tower of Love’ by dRMM Architects
- Mary Rose Museum by Wilkinson Eyre
- The Dune House by Mole Architects
- Church Walk by David Mikhail Architects
- Crowbrook by Knox Bhavan Architects
- Rigg Beck by Knox Bhavan Architect
- Abraham Darby Sports and Learning Community by BDP
- The Living Link by Smith and Wallwork
- Trewarren by John Pardey Architects
- Future Affordable by David Blaikie Architects
- Bishop Edward King Chapel by Niall McLaughlin Architects
Repair and adaptive re-use
- Bells Farm by Nick Joyce Architects
- The RSA - The Royal Society of Arts by Matthew Lloyd Architects
- Magheralin Parish Church by Waddington-McClure Architects
- The Exbury Egg by PAD Studio
- Expandable Surface System by the Architectural Association
- Alex Monroe Studio, Snowsfields by DSDHA
- RoominaRoom by Atmos Studio
Production made furniture
- Holland Park Chair by Ercol Furniture
- Joyce cabinet by Pinch Design
- Clyde side table by Pinch Design
- HAN by Gabbertas Studio
- Theo Chair by Pengellydesign
- The Storyboard by Otter Surfboards
- Otter x The National Trust by Otter Surfboards
- Ripples by EJ Bespoke Furniture
- Nimm Rae by chaircreative
- Tay Bench by Angus Ross
- Worldscape by Atmos Studio
The judges included Michael Morrison of Purcell and Sean Sutcliffe of Benchmark Furniture.
Michael Morrison said: ‘The diversity of this year’s entries demonstrate the range of flexibility and problem solving which timber brings. This is exciting to see, and the quality of entries this year has made the selection of the shortlist particularly difficult.’
The winners will be announced at a ceremony on the 19 November. The shortlisted projects will be exhibited at 100% Design in September.