From an imaginative children’s playground and waterfront library to a tiny cabin perched atop rugged Victorian cliffs, the winners of the sixth annual Intergrain Timber Vision Awards are creative, diverse and visionary.
Faced with 124 exceptional entries, a panel of esteemed judges chose winners across five categories including: commercial interior, commercial exterior, residential interior, residential exterior, and this year’s new category – public space. Each winner received a $2,000 cash prize and Intergrain product to the value of $3,000.
The overall winner (and also taking home the commercial interior award) was Clare Design for The Library at The Dock. Located in Melbourne, the project was celebrated by the judges for utilising timber to its fullest, from surface to structure. The result is a quality public building that is “both timeless and modern”.
Another standout was the residential interior award, which was won by Taylor and Hinds Architects for Tasmania’s Lagoon House. The judges commented on the “ability of the design to gently bring the inside out” and were impressed by a use of timber that is “so solid and delicate, simple and beautiful.”
The public space award won by Sue Barnsley Design for Jubilee Playground is also worthy of mention. Situated in Sydney’s Glebe, the use of timber is not only educational, but “stylistic, free and with a sense of adventure”, such as the handcrafted, pod-like cubby house hidden within a fig tree.