| - Mar 2017 - NZ Timber Design Awards
Award Winning Craftsmanship - Cathedral Grammar Junior School recognised at the 2017 Timber Design Awards.
The 2017 Gala Timber Design Award function at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland last Thursday saw Cathedral Grammar Junior School scoop the Overall Supreme Award. Designed by Andrew Barrie Lab Architects, the intricately detailed engineered timber structure was manufactured by TimberLab Solutions.
This outstanding project achieved an impressive total of three Awards -
- Oct 2016 - FURTHER CONGRATULATIONS - Andrew Barrie Lab & Tezuka Architects. Winners Again.
The Cathedral Grammar Junior School won a Gold Pin at the Best Design Awards – Spatial > Public and Institutional Spaces category.
The awards are run by the Designers Institute of New Zealand and cover the full range of design disciplines from graphics and websites through to architecture and urban design.
TimberLab is honoured to have been involved with this unique engineered timber building system.
|- June 2016 - NEW AWARD - Cathedral Grammar - Attention to detail recognised.
TimberLab's CNC technology achieves new levels of detailing - interlocking timber members with tolerance of plus/minus 1mm.
Judges Comments: This is a very telling example of what craftsmanship looks like in the 21st century: an extremely skillful and innovative integration of contemporary technology with traditional techniques and materials. Barrie Lab & Tezuka Architects used CNC technology for the construction of a laminated veneer timber structure using traditional timber joints rather than the steel normally required for pieces of such size. The process required exactitude and innovation. Its success was due in part to rigorous documentation as much as excellent communication with a number oaf experts. The attention to detail in crafting exacting junctures is a testament to the 'art of the machine.' The reference to the exposed wooden structures of the neo-gothic period is appropriate to the school's location in a Victorian city. This structure was technically demanding, innovative and it pushed the local boundaries of CNC technology with traditional elements - all while delivering an elegant interior. SEE MORE
- April 2016 - Words of thanks from University of Auckland -
“Many thanks for attending the School of Architecture and Planning prize-giving last week and for presenting the Timberlab Solutions prize.
We really appreciate the on-going support and recognition that this brings our able students.
We also appreciate that you took the time out to attend – thank you.” - Heather McAllister | Development Manager |National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries | The University of Auckland.
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