The aim of the Awards is to develop a timber design ethos through the encouragement and showcasing of timber design in a variety of applications. A broad range of entry categories demonstrates the diversity of timber and permits recognition of achievement in a variety of areas.
Outdoor projects have always featured highly in the ATDA with major structures like last year’s overall winner the Tree of Knowledge and the iconic curved wall at the Blues Point Hotel collecting a Special Judges award for outdoor timber usage.
The Australian Timber Design Awards are open to builders, designers, architects, engineers, landscapers, pool builders - anyone involved in the design or building of structures that feature timber. Landscape architects, civil engineers and pool builders could well be specifically interested in the Outdoor Timber category which provides for stand alone timber structures such as bridges, walkways, pergolas, gazebos and the like. Any of these types of structures could be built in association with a pool and provide an outstanding entry.
A special section, called the Rising Star Award, is available to students and entrants aged 30 or under, whilst a number of new awards including a Peoples Choice Award and an International Projects Award have been added this year to increase the scope and appeal of the overall program.
Entry to this year’s program is available through the web site www.timberawards.com.au with all entry conditions, payment options and requirements clearly set out. Once a completed entry form is submitted a return email will give the entrant access to the web uplift submission facility where all details can be simply loaded; the only additional requirement will be the supply of high res images which will need to be forwarded to the ATDA organising committee by USB or CD as soon as possible after the submission has been completed.
With 47 regional and national awards, plus the overall Australian Timber Design Award to be won and presentations to be made in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, the opportunity for the built environment professions to participate is almost boundless. Entries close on July 16 - get yours in now.
Images: Iconic curved wall at Blues Point Hotel; and the overall winner of last year's awards, the Tree of Knowledge.