Accoya, the world-leading, high performance sustainable wood, was the material of choice for three of this year’s Architizer A+ award-winning architectural projects.
Announced this month, the three category winning projects included; The Royal Arena, Denmark, City Hall Venlo, Netherlands and the Tintra Footbridge, Vossenvangen, Norway, with each project specifying Accoya wood due to its ease of use, sustainable credentials, aesthetic appeal and long-lasting durability.
The Architizer A+ Awards champion the very best architectural projects from around the globe, and celebrate industry visionaries from across the fields of design and architecture. The awards are the largest of their kind and are judged by over 400 luminaries and thought leaders, including prominent members of the architecture community, as well as experts from the technology, art, fashion, and design industries.
The three winning projects that featured Accoya were:
- The Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark, Jury Winner in the Sport and Recreation category.
This state of the art arena in the historic capital city of Copenhagen was built to host a variety of international arts and sporting events. Durability and aesthetic appeal were key considerations in the design, which utilised 250m3 of Accoya wood to create the entire façade of the arena, completed in late 2016.
- City Hall, Venlo, Netherlands, Jury and Popular Choice Winner in the Institutional-Government & Municipal Buildings category.
City Hall in Venlo is a paramount example of applying the Cradle to Cradle design principles on a building scale. As such the use of appropriate materials with green credentials was of the upmost importance to the designers. Accoya was therefore the ideal wood for the cladding, terraces, window frames, doors and ceilings throughout the project.
- Tintra Footbridge, Vossenvangen, Norway, Popular Choice Winner in the Transportation Infrastructure category.
Distributed by Woodlink, maintenance was an important issue in the construction of this project. Combining strength, durability and minimal maintenance costs, Accoya wood was the natural choice for the architectural team. Accoya was used for all the vertical cladding on the footbridge.
Laura Keily, Head of Marketing for Accsys commented: “We’re delighted that these three projects have been recognised for their architectural vision and excellence. Accoya wood offers specifiers remarkable levels of stability, sustainability and durability, making it the ideal material for the very best designs such as these.”
Manufactured using a proprietary acetylation process, Accoya wood is one of the most superior wood products on the market today. Exceeding the high quality and aesthetic attributes of tropical hardwoods, Accoya wood also boasts excellent environmental credentials by using wood sourced from FSC® certified, sustainable forests and is Cradle to Cradle Gold certified.
Accoya wood is available to buy around the world. For further information on where to buy Accoya please visit www.accoya.com.