It was high fives all around this week when Australian projects were overrepresented on the shortlist for the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards, eight of which featured Woodform products!

The World Architecture Festival, now in its 10th year, is among the largest in the world and being recognised on the international stage by the architectural community is a huge deal for us. We are thrilled for the recognition of not only our products but also the incredible talent of those we collaborate with.

The shortlist list of projects featuring Woodform products include:

  • Brick House, Sydney by Andrew Burges Architects
  • Moving House, Melbourne by Architects EAT
  • Sir Zelman Cowen Centre for Science, Melbourne Scotch College by Cox Architecture 
  • The Mandeville Centre by Architectus
  • Willinga Park by Cox Architecture
  • The Glasshouse at Goonoo Goonoo Station by TKD Architects
  • East Sydney Childcare Centre by Andrew Burges Architects
  • Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre by Woods Bagot - future project

Recognition of these projects showcases the hard work of our team and also what ‘magic’ can be created on collaborations with talented and vision-inspired designers such as Cox Architecture, who’s Scotch College project is featured on our blog this week – watch it here.

The visually stunning Sir Zelman Cowan Centre for Science, at Melbourne’s Scotch College, featuring our Concept Click Timber is more than worthy of its place on the awards shortlist and we agree wholeheartedly with Cox Architecture’s Andy Hayes who maintains: “the best architecture is always collaborative”. We collaborated closely on this project to create a custom effect for Andy and his team and there’s nothing we love more than working with designers to help realise their vision.

For Cox Architecture, and the long list of architects shortlisted, to be recognised on a global scale is exciting and humbling and their success inspires us to continue to strive for excellence and innovation on each and every project.

Australia certainly punches above its weight on the shortlist for the awards, with a large number of local entries across almost 20 award categories. These talented individuals and organisations are all leaders in their field and were shortlisted from almost 400 submissions worldwide. Award winners will be announced at the festival, which runs from November 15-17 in Berlin, and other standout Australian projects shortlisted include:

  • The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, by Silver Thomas Hanley, Designinc and McBride Charles Ryan is on the Health shortlist.
  • In the Sport category, the Anna Meares Velodrome at Chandler in Brisbane it shortlisted (set to host the Commonwealth Games cycling events next year).
  • Perth’s Iredale Pedersen Hook is in a total of five categories covering Health, House, Shopping and Best Use of Colour.

What a stunning endorsement for architecture in this country and we are blessed to work alongside so many of those shortlisted.

The Mandeville Centre: Photographer Trevor MeinThe Mandeville Centre by Architectus. Photographer: Trever Mein

Collaboration is a huge contributor to our success at Woodform and we know designers love how they are able to change a design and adapt to certain constraints on projects using our online visualisation and specification tool, Sculptform.

Sculptform is where you can create your own real-time bespoke designs to achieve stunning and often, award-winning results - it’s where the magic happens.