19 March, 2019
New timber competition launched
|Participants gathered at the Timber Competition workshop which took place on the 6th October 2018 at the Hout Bay House
By HWZ International SA
Wood Student Foundation in cooperation with HWZ International SA and
the Hout Bay House Team has come up with a unique project for architects
and would-be architects.
The Timber Competition is a brand new
project for architects and architectural students and was recently
launched to give participants the opportunity to gain experience and the
chance to win a one-week internship in Europe.
Competition asks participants to do a straightforward assignment: to
design a sustainable timber construction for a South African Family.
Interested parties can join them on their journey and follow their stories on Instagram and Facebook.
What is the Timber Competition?
project focuses mainly on South African architects (under the age of 35
years) and students who must be South Africans or South African
residents. The objective is to widen the interest in modern sustainable
construction and encourage young architects and also to obtain new
The contestants will present their draft to a
professional jury at the next Wood Conference in Cape Town. There are no
budget constraints. The architect / student must ensure that they
construct an ecologically friendly timber construction for a young
family with three children - with all the necessities they might need.
Participants are asked to design a house for virtual couple John and Amy
and their three children.
What is the latest update?
Timber Competition has already begun and 15 participants have submitted
their projects. There was also a first workshop for the contestants in
October 2018, which was a wonderful experience for the young architects,
jury and the organisers of the competition.
All are the winners
there can be just one winner all the participants are already winners
and they are part of something to be proud of, something big and amazing
where they can make change happen and design a modern yet affordable
home that is sustainable and eco-friendly for young families.
first prize is a one-week internship in Europe including flight tickets
and accommodation. The second prize is a weekend in the Hout Bay House
for a maximum of four people. All the contestants will gain experience
and also the chance to network with colleagues from all over South
Africa and other countries like Austria, Cech Republic and Switzerland
where they will have access to innovative building material producers
and suppliers as well as work with sustainable materials. They will
literally (and symbolically) open the door to a new age of housing.
For more information about individual drafts, visit: www.timber-competition.co.za.
View all the entries and photos on Facebook and Instagram at:
Source: Timber IQ