The showcase Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Arts & Media building scooped two major awards in the NZ Wood Timber Design Awards announced on Tuesday – commercial engineering and commercial architectural excellence.
The three-storey, seismically-protected timber structure was entirely built from locally grown and fabricated laminated veneer lumber, designed by Nelson-based architects Irving Smith Jack and engineering consultancy Aurecon.
It was described by the judges as “a beautifully integrated design solution where the design process has fully embraced structural timber innovation to create a landmark building for New Zealand”
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The results in full: