Wood Awards 2022 Gold Winner Announced!
University of Cambridge’s ‘Homerton College Dining Hall’ is the UK’s best new timber building, having won the Gold Award at the Wood Awards in a ceremony yesterday evening. Find out more: bit.ly/3i7wxG7
Elegant and impressive, the dining hall was praised by the judges for how it celebrates the integrity and inherent beauty of its materials, from its design through to its incredible craftsmanship, and for the space, it creates which is both welcoming and inspiring to students.
Having chosen Homerton College Dining Hall as the Gold Winner, the judges said they were impressed by the harmony of the structure with the rest of the college, allowing light & flow from the garden and to other areas of the college to create a building both ‘natural and iconic’.
The combination of high-performing engineered timber with traditional joinery achieves an elegance, revealed in the butterfly truss design, which echoes traditional collegiate halls in its aesthetics, but also exploits the compressive strength of timber in its structure.
Homerton College Dining Hall beat more than 200 buildings in the UK to claim the Gold Award. They were also the winner of the Education category, and of the Structural Award.
Homerton College Dining Hall was designed by architects @Feilden Fowles
, and structural engineers Structure Workshop Ltd. It was built by @Barnes Construction
, with joinery from Classic Barfitting. The wood supplier was Constructional Timber (Manufacturers) Ltd @Constructional Timber Manufacturers Ltd