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Gallery: 2017 Wood Design Awards showcase the best in timber construction

Gallery: 2017 Wood Design Awar...
The Valley Villa, by architecture firm Arches, claimed a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
The Valley Villa, by architecture firm Arches, claimed a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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By Vancouver-based firm Patkau Architects, the Audain Art Museum in Whistler, British Columbia earned an "Honor" in the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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By Vancouver-based firm Patkau Architects, the Audain Art Museum in Whistler, British Columbia earned an "Honor" in the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
The Audain Art Museum in Whistler, British Columbia by Canada's Patkau Architects
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The Audain Art Museum in Whistler, British Columbia by Canada's Patkau Architects
By Vancouver-based firm Patkau Architects, the Audain Art Museum in Whistler, British Columbia earned an "Honor" in the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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By Vancouver-based firm Patkau Architects, the Audain Art Museum in Whistler, British Columbia earned an "Honor" in the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
The Audain Art Museum in Whistler, British Columbia by Canada's Patkau Architects
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The Audain Art Museum in Whistler, British Columbia by Canada's Patkau Architects
The Audain Art Museum in Whistler, British Columbia by Canada's Patkau Architects
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The Audain Art Museum in Whistler, British Columbia by Canada's Patkau Architects
By Vancouver-based firm Patkau Architects, the Audain Art Museum in Whistler, British Columbia earned an "Honor" in the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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By Vancouver-based firm Patkau Architects, the Audain Art Museum in Whistler, British Columbia earned an "Honor" in the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
Facilities for the Washington Fruit & Produce Company in Yakima, Washington. The design earned an "Honor" in the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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Facilities for the Washington Fruit & Produce Company in Yakima, Washington. The design earned an "Honor" in the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
The Washington Fruit & Produce Company's building by Graham Baba Architects claimed an "Honor" in the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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The Washington Fruit & Produce Company's building by Graham Baba Architects claimed an "Honor" in the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
Facilities for the Washington Fruit & Produce Company in Yakima, Washington. The design earned an "Honor" in the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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Facilities for the Washington Fruit & Produce Company in Yakima, Washington. The design earned an "Honor" in the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
The Washington Fruit & Produce Company's building by Graham Baba Architects claimed an "Honor" in the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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The Washington Fruit & Produce Company's building by Graham Baba Architects claimed an "Honor" in the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
Interior of Georgica Cove, a house built overlooking the ocean in East Hampton New York designed by the NYC-based Bates Masi + Architects. The structure claimed an "Honor" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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Interior of Georgica Cove, a house built overlooking the ocean in East Hampton New York designed by the NYC-based Bates Masi + Architects. The structure claimed an "Honor" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
Georgica Cove, a house built overlooking the ocean in East Hampton New York designed by the NYC-based Bates Masi + Architects. The structure claimed an "Honor" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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Georgica Cove, a house built overlooking the ocean in East Hampton New York designed by the NYC-based Bates Masi + Architects. The structure claimed an "Honor" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
This timber residence called Haus B, in Stuttgart, Germany, claimed an "Honor" in the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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This timber residence called Haus B, in Stuttgart, Germany, claimed an "Honor" in the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
This timber residence called Haus B, in Stuttgart, Germany, claimed an "Honor" in the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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This timber residence called Haus B, in Stuttgart, Germany, claimed an "Honor" in the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
Elementary School Unterdorf Höchst in Austria earned an "Honor" in the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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Elementary School Unterdorf Höchst in Austria earned an "Honor" in the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
Elementary School Unterdorf Höchst in Austria earned an "Honor" in the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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Elementary School Unterdorf Höchst in Austria earned an "Honor" in the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
The Pause pavilion by DBR / Design Build Research, Alsu Sadrieva claimed a "Merit" at the Wood Design and Building Awards
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The Pause pavilion by DBR / Design Build Research, Alsu Sadrieva claimed a "Merit" at the Wood Design and Building Awards
The Pause pavilion by DBR / Design Build Research, Alsu Sadrieva claimed a "Merit" at the Wood Design and Building Awards
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The Pause pavilion by DBR / Design Build Research, Alsu Sadrieva claimed a "Merit" at the Wood Design and Building Awards
A look inside the Bloomberg Tech Hub in San Francisco. Designed by IwamotoScott Architecture, the construction earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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A look inside the Bloomberg Tech Hub in San Francisco. Designed by IwamotoScott Architecture, the construction earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
A look inside the Bloomberg Tech Hub in San Francisco. Designed by IwamotoScott Architecture, the construction earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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A look inside the Bloomberg Tech Hub in San Francisco. Designed by IwamotoScott Architecture, the construction earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
Designed by Smith Vigeant Architectes, this Discovery and Visitor’s Centre serves as a welcome point for visitors arriving at the Îles-de-Boucherville National Park in Québec, Canada. It earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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Designed by Smith Vigeant Architectes, this Discovery and Visitor’s Centre serves as a welcome point for visitors arriving at the Îles-de-Boucherville National Park in Québec, Canada. It earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
Designed by Smith Vigeant Architectes, this Discovery and Visitor’s Centre serves as a welcome point for visitors arriving at the Îles-de-Boucherville National Park in Québec, Canada. It earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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Designed by Smith Vigeant Architectes, this Discovery and Visitor’s Centre serves as a welcome point for visitors arriving at the Îles-de-Boucherville National Park in Québec, Canada. It earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
Interior of the Owsley Brown II History Center in Louisville, Kentucky, which earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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Interior of the Owsley Brown II History Center in Louisville, Kentucky, which earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
Exterior of the Owsley Brown II History Center in Louisville, Kentucky, which earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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Exterior of the Owsley Brown II History Center in Louisville, Kentucky, which earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
This rejuvenation of the National Arts Centre in Ontario, Canada by Diamond Schmitt Architects earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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This rejuvenation of the National Arts Centre in Ontario, Canada by Diamond Schmitt Architects earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
This rejuvenation of the National Arts Centre in Ontario, Canada by Diamond Schmitt Architects earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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This rejuvenation of the National Arts Centre in Ontario, Canada by Diamond Schmitt Architects earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
This wooden ventilation tower by  Rundquist Architects in Stockholm, Sweden earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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This wooden ventilation tower by  Rundquist Architects in Stockholm, Sweden earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
This wooden ventilation tower by  Rundquist Architects in Stockholm, Sweden earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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This wooden ventilation tower by  Rundquist Architects in Stockholm, Sweden earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
The Sports Hall Alice Milliat in Lyon, France by Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten and Tekhnê Architectes earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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The Sports Hall Alice Milliat in Lyon, France by Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten and Tekhnê Architectes earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
The Sports Hall Alice Milliat in Lyon, France by Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten and Tekhnê Architectes earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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The Sports Hall Alice Milliat in Lyon, France by Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten and Tekhnê Architectes earned a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
The Valley Villa, by architecture firm Arches, claimed a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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The Valley Villa, by architecture firm Arches, claimed a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
The Valley Villa, by architecture firm Arches, claimed a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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The Valley Villa, by architecture firm Arches, claimed a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
The Valley Villa, by architecture firm Arches, claimed a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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The Valley Villa, by architecture firm Arches, claimed a "Merit" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
The Story Pod book exchange and urban market in Ontario, Canada by Atelier Kastelic Buffey Inc. earned a "Citation" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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The Story Pod book exchange and urban market in Ontario, Canada by Atelier Kastelic Buffey Inc. earned a "Citation" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
The Story Pod book exchange and urban market in Ontario, Canada by Atelier Kastelic Buffey Inc. earned a "Citation" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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The Story Pod book exchange and urban market in Ontario, Canada by Atelier Kastelic Buffey Inc. earned a "Citation" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
The Trois-Soeurs Bridge in Québec Canada, by ABCP Architecture, earned a "Citation" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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The Trois-Soeurs Bridge in Québec Canada, by ABCP Architecture, earned a "Citation" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
The Trois-Soeurs Bridge in Québec Canada, by ABCP Architecture, earned a "Citation" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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The Trois-Soeurs Bridge in Québec Canada, by ABCP Architecture, earned a "Citation" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
Inside Pinterest's New York headquarters. Designed by IwamotoScott Architecture and Spector Group, the structure picked up a "Citation" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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Inside Pinterest's New York headquarters. Designed by IwamotoScott Architecture and Spector Group, the structure picked up a "Citation" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
Inside Pinterest's New York headquarters. Designed by IwamotoScott Architecture and Spector Group, the structure picked up a "Citation" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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Inside Pinterest's New York headquarters. Designed by IwamotoScott Architecture and Spector Group, the structure picked up a "Citation" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
Orillia Waterfront Centre in Ontario, Canada claimed a "Citation" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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Orillia Waterfront Centre in Ontario, Canada claimed a "Citation" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, Lazaridis Hall in Ontario, Canada,  earned a "Citation" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, Lazaridis Hall in Ontario, Canada,  earned a "Citation" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, Lazaridis Hall in Ontario, Canada,  earned a "Citation" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, Lazaridis Hall in Ontario, Canada,  earned a "Citation" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
Designed by Gonzalo Claro Architects, the UC Architecture School Building in Santiago , Chile, earned a "Citation" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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Designed by Gonzalo Claro Architects, the UC Architecture School Building in Santiago , Chile, earned a "Citation" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
Designed by Gonzalo Claro Architects, the UC Architecture School Building in Santiago , Chile, earned a "Citation" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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Designed by Gonzalo Claro Architects, the UC Architecture School Building in Santiago , Chile, earned a "Citation" at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
Inside the Tanguay Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. Designed by Coarchitecutre, the building received a Canadian Wood Council Award as part of the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards 
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Inside the Tanguay Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. Designed by Coarchitecutre, the building received a Canadian Wood Council Award as part of the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards 
The Tanguay Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. Designed by Coarchitecutre, the building received a Canadian Wood Council Award as part of the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards 
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The Tanguay Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. Designed by Coarchitecutre, the building received a Canadian Wood Council Award as part of the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards 
A small residence in Washington called Courtyard House on a River. Designed by Robert Hutchison Architecture, the structure received a Canadian Wood Council Award as part of the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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A small residence in Washington called Courtyard House on a River. Designed by Robert Hutchison Architecture, the structure received a Canadian Wood Council Award as part of the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
Inside a small residence in Washington called Courtyard House on a River. Designed by Robert Hutchison Architecture, the structure received a Canadian Wood Council Award as part of the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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Inside a small residence in Washington called Courtyard House on a River. Designed by Robert Hutchison Architecture, the structure received a Canadian Wood Council Award as part of the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
Designed by Terry & Terry Architecture, the Skyline House in Oakland, California, claimed the Western Red Cedar sponsorship award at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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Designed by Terry & Terry Architecture, the Skyline House in Oakland, California, claimed the Western Red Cedar sponsorship award at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
Designed by Terry & Terry Architecture, the Skyline House in Oakland, California, claimed the Western Red Cedar sponsorship award at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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Designed by Terry & Terry Architecture, the Skyline House in Oakland, California, claimed the Western Red Cedar sponsorship award at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
Designed by Terry & Terry Architecture, the Skyline House in Oakland, California, claimed the Western Red Cedar sponsorship award at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
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Designed by Terry & Terry Architecture, the Skyline House in Oakland, California, claimed the Western Red Cedar sponsorship award at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards

Each year, the Canadian Wood Council's Wood Design and Building Awards look to celebrate the very best in timber construction around the world. Winners of the 2017 installment include art museums, fruit warehouses and elementary schools. Here we take a look at the most eye-catching designs.

"The Wood Design & Building Awards program has been in existence for over 30 years," explains Etienne Lalonde, Vice-President of Market Development for the Canadian Wood Council. "We've been continually impressed with the quality of submissions each year, and it's a testament to the sophistication of wood products, due to improvements in technology and advancements in applications."

Designed by Terry & Terry Architecture, the Skyline House in Oakland, California, claimed the Western Red Cedar sponsorship award at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards
Designed by Terry & Terry Architecture, the Skyline House in Oakland, California, claimed the Western Red Cedar sponsorship award at the 2017 Wood Design and Building Awards

The winning projects were selected by a jury of architects and were handed awards under Honor, Merit and Citation categories, along with a number of sponsored awards. Among those to receive plaudits are ventilation towers in Sweden, Pinterest's headquarters in New York and a sports hall in France.

Have a flick through the gallery to see these spectacular structures in glorious detail.

Source: Canadian Wood Council

1 comment
ljaques
I love wood, but people abuse it by not taking care of it. Many of these buildings will have wood which is totally unfinished; no protective coating. Those will be stained by human hands, sodas, ice cream, animal urine, etc. and can't be simply cleaned. Or they'll weather without care and start decaying in a couple years. Wood doan get no respek. :(