Best Use of Certified Timber Prize deadline approaches – apply now!

Enter your project into the 2019 WAF Best Use of Certified Timber Prize, deadline is 17 May 2019.

Best Use of Certified Timber Prize deadline approaches – apply now!

25 April 2019 Sustainable construction

Do you use certified wood in your construction projects? Then this is your chance to gain recognition by the renowned World Architecture Festival (WAF) for your commitment to building with wood.

The 2019 WAF Best Use of Certified Timber Prize, supported by PEFC, rewards architects and project teams for their use of certified timber as a main construction material for buildings outstanding in sustainability, innovation, quality or aesthetics.

Please note that the deadline for entry is 17 May 2019 - enter your project here!

The 12th World Architecture Festival will take place in Amsterdam, 4-6 December 2019.

Why enter?

Entering your project into the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize brings a number of benefits. The extensive media coverage of WAF, as well as PEFC, gives global exposure to the shortlisted projects, over a 6-month period

WAF event itself attracts over 2,200 of the most senior architects and clients from around the world, which makes it the perfect place to present your projects, raise your profile and win new business.

How to enter?

All projects entered for any of the 17 ‘Completed Buildings’ award categories are eligible for the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize. Simply check the box next to "Please consider me for Best Use of Certified Timber Prize" under "Enter into additional WAF Prizes".

The use of certified wood products is a precondition for entering the prize. During the submission process, you will be asked to provide details on the percentage of certified material used on your project. To get started, head to the WAF website.

Best Use of Certified Timber Prize – supported by PEFC

Under the theme Designing the Future with Sustainable Timber, different stakeholders have come together under the leadership of PEFC to promote the use of certified wood in construction.

Last year, 40 projects entered the prize – nine of which were shortlistedInternational House in Sydney, Australia, designed by Tzannes architecture, won first prize. Two highly commended prizes went to Krakani Lumi Camp in Tasmania, and the Royal Academy of Music Theatre & Recital Hall in London.


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