11th World Architecture Festival
Dedicated to celebrating and sharing outstanding architecture, the World Architecture Festival awards architecture prizes in various categories. In 2018, PEFC and WAF awarded the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize for the first time.
The prize recognises architects and project teams for their use of certified timber as a main construction material for buildings outstanding in sustainability, innovation, quality or aesthetics. 40 architects from over 20 countries entered their projects into this category.
Nine shortlisted candidates presented their projects at the festival and fascinated the audience with their innovative constructions and background stories.
“Seeing the alchemy with which architects transformed certified timber into magnificent living and working space was beyond awe-inspiring and a fitting testament to the numerous managers of PEFC certified forests all around the world,” said Ben Gunneberg, PEFC International CEO.
We were delighted to announce that International House in Sydney won the prize, designed by Tzannes architecture and built by Lendlease with PEFC-certified cross laminated timber (CLT) supplied by Stora Enso.
In addition to the winning project, two more buildings were honoured: Krakani Lumi Camp by Taylor and Hinds Architects, and the Royal Academy of Music Theatre and Recital Hall by Ian Ritchie Architects were awarded as highly commended entries.