Wood Awards announces shortlist for 2022

2 September 2022

The Wood Awards 2022 shortlist has been announced, revealing a stunning array of British architecture and product design using wood.

From more than 200 projects entered, a shortlist of 32 entries has been created in the Awards, which has been running since 1971 and is regarded as the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in wood. 

Backers of the Wood Awards include the American Hardwood Export Council, Timber Development UK, the Carpenters’ Company, American Softwoods and ZÜBLIN Timber.

The Awards are split into two main categories, Furniture & Product and Buildings. Buildings are split by: Commercial & Leisure, Education & Public, Interior, Private and Small Project. Within Furniture & Product, there are three subcategories: Bespoke, Production Made and Student Designer.

Among the shortlisted projects from the Buildings category are: Sport’s Pavilion, Balliol College, Oxford; March House, Cookham; Buggy Store at The Farmyard at The Newt, Bruton; Abba Arena, London; Equal Access Project - Inner Portico, London; Mews House, London.

“In a world seeking answers to the climate crisis, wood stands out as a material for our built environment because of its low carbon, biophilic and regenerative potential,” said Jim Greaves, chairman of the Building Category.

For more details on this year’s Wood Awards visit: AWARDS

All shortlisted schemes will be exhibited at the upcoming Wood Awards exhibition at the Material Matters fair being held as a part of the London Design Festival this month, as well as at the Building Centre from October through to December.

The ABBA Arena is one of the shortlisted entries in the Buildings Category. Photo: Dirk Lindner, courtesy Stufish and Wood Awards