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Buildner is excited to announce the winners of the first annual Timber Pavilion competition, in which architecture and design enthusiasts from around the world were called to explore the promise and potential of timber construction. 

First prize and the Aapparel Sustainability Award went to architecture designer Emma Jurczynski from the UK. Her ‘Rough Cut’ project proposed a pavilion to be constructed of reused or leftover timber elements. She inventively chose to locate her structure in industrial Red Hook in New York, adjacent to an IKEA store. The jury writes, “This submission embodies how we should be thinking about timber in the present day and future. The scrap and leftovers in the building industry offer a huge potential to rethink the design process according to the availability of the construction material.”

Second prize was awarded to Matteo Fraticelli, Motomi Morii and Martin Lee from the USA for their ‘Inspired by American’ wood frame construction whose timber exoskeleton contrasted with a smooth curved interior. Third prize went to Will Gant, also from the USA. His Timber Ribbon project proposed a series of timber telephone poles driven into the earth suspending a sweeping laminated timber canopy.

Visit to see high res images and jury comments for all our winners, including Diego Sierra Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico who took home the ARCHHIVE BOOKS Student Award.

1st and Sustainability award

2nd prize

3rd prize

Student Award