Two UK projects are among seven on the shortlist to find the most beautiful timber façade in Europe.

The Gridshell at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, designed by Edward Cullinan Architects, and the Solar Canopy of the Earth Centre in Doncaster by Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects are competing against entries including a church and a holiday home.

The competition has been organised by Building Europe magazine, the European Timber Councils network and the Nordic Timber Council, supported by wood. for good.

Charles Trevor, managing director of wood. for good, said: “The competition has attracted a diverse range of buildings. All the shortlisted entries demonstrate considerable imagination and offer clear evidence of the scope and sophisticiation that can be achieved by designing in wood.”