WAN Wood in Architecture Award 2017 Winner Announced

Thursday 01 Mar 2018

The Hardelot Elizabethan Theatre by Studio Andrew Todd takes wins the Wood in Architecture Award 2017

We are thrilled to announce that Studio Andrew Todd are winners of the WAN Wood in Architecture Award 2017 for their inventive Hardelot Elizabethan Theatre.

Studio Andrew Todd were chosen by our selected expert jury panel, who viewed a shortlist of six entries before choosing the winning design. This year’s judges, chosen for their passion and expertise in this sector were: Jon Eaglesham, Managing Director at Barr Gazetas, Clare Murray, Head of Sustainability at Levitt Bernstein, James Greaves, Partner at Hopkins Architects and Mark Robinson, Science & Industry Leader at Arup Associates. 

Jury quotes: 

“Hardelot Elizabethan Theatre is a modern interpretation of the Elizabethan theatre embracing timber construction in a contemporary way, and creating a rich, well detailed auditorium and expressive building form. It is both inventive in terms of construction and erection of the CLT frame as well as original in the use of timber, particularity the filigree bamboo structure.” James Greaves

“It feels like it's an investigation in timber and been done absolutely since day one.” Mark Richardson

“I think it's brilliant. Experimental wood based structure and finishes throughout - a well considered display of wood in all building elements.” Clare Murray

“It’s rather lovely! On first impression the use of timber seems simple. It’s when you look inside that you start to realise that it takes a refined skill to have such a natural impression.” Jon Eaglesham

We would like to congratulate Studio Andrew Todd for their beautiful winning project Hardelot Elizabethan Theatre. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank not only our judges, but all those who entered the WAN Wood in Architecture Award 2017.

All 2018 WAN AWARDS categories are open for entry with a special early bird discount available until 29th March. For more information, please click HERE

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