Wood Awards Ireland 2022 open for entries

29 September 2022

Deadline: October 7, 2022

Wood Awards Ireland 2022 invites registered architects, designers, engineers, woodworkers, researchers, students and other practitioners to submit entries for this year’s awards. Wood should be the primary medium of projects submitted and be sourced from sustainably managed forests.

Wood Awards Ireland (WAI) is organised by Forest Industries Ireland (FII) the forestry group in Ibec in partnership with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) and Enterprise Ireland (EI) with support from the Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

This year the award categories include; 

  • Large-scale public buildings – emphasis on wood as a structural  and design component.  Architectural input from MRIAI  and/or RSUA registered members.
  • Small-scale private buildings – emphasis again  on wood as a structural  and design component.  Architectural input from MRIAI  and/or RSUA registered members.
  • International award – best overseas project in categories A-G (MRIAI or RSUA members, categories A-D).
  • Restoration and conservation – buildings, furniture, boats, etc.
  • Furniture: a) bespoke; and/or b) production – to cater for small craft and design outlets to larger production.
  • Innovation and research. Including functional and non-functional work: Wood Local (local sourcing, processing and making); Wood Innovate (creative, sculptural, conceptual);  c) Wood Work (craft and related woodwork) ). Also Wood Research (research into new uses for wood and educational projects).

Applications and images should be submitted via email to info@wood.ie by Friday 7th October. Please follow the link here for more information and the application pack.


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