The Bishop Edward King Chapel by Niall McLaughlin Architects has been named the Gold Award winner at the 2013 Wood Awards, announced tonight in a ceremony held at the Worshipful Company of Carpenters in London. In addition to this, the project - also shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize earlier this year - was selected for the Structural category prize of the awards.
The shortlist included several projects of different scales and typologies over seven key categories: Bespoke Furniture, Commercial & Public Access, Private, Production-made Furniture, Repair & Adaptive Reuse, Small Project and Structural.
The other categories winners included the Colyer-Fergusson Building in Kent by Tim Ronalds Architects (Commercial & Public Access Award), Church Walk in London by David Mikhail Architects (Private Award), Magheralin Parish Church in Northern Ireland by Waddington-McClure Architects (Repair & Adaptive Reuse Award), and the RoominaRoom in London by Atmos Studio (Small Project Award). Winners of the furniture categories included Pengelly Design's 'Theo Chair' (Production Made Furniture Award).
The Wood Awards - sponsored by the American Hardwood Export Council, Canada Wood, Carpenters' Company, TRADA, Wood for Good, American Softwoods, BRE and the Forestry Commission - is the industry's annual celebration of the best creations out of timber, spanning design and architecture.