Green School Wins Supreme at NZ Timber Design Awards 2023

The Green School, designed by BOON Architects and constructed by Livingstone Building, has won the Supreme Award at the Timber Design Awards 2023. The awards, hosted by Timber Unlimited, celebrate the re-defining of timber as a modern construction material, pushing the boundaries of the possible for architects, designers, engineers and construction professionals alike.

The judges described it as an exemplary project that demonstrated the beauty, efficiency, and sustainability of timber, and was a clear winner.

The whole-of-life cycle of the materials of in the Kina was considered from the design process, to execution, to the end of its useful life, ensuring that timber was as sustainably sourced and manufactured as possible.

The composite structure of the building is predominantly timber and is made up of 24 curved structural members arranged in a circular form. An absolute minimum of concrete has been used- reserved only for the four atrium foundations, all others are timber driven piles. The floor structure is PLT panel, joinery is Accoya timber, decking is New Zealand beech and macrocarpa weatherboards are used on the external walls.

Read more about the build process here.

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