Center Parcs Longford Forest Ireland – Wood Awards Ireland 2020 Overall Winner

5 Jan 2021

Center Parcs Longford Forest Ireland has been chosen as the overall winner of the Wood Awards Ireland (WAI) 2020. Ciaran O’Connor, State Architect, President RIAI and chairperson of the adjudicating panel summed the judges’ requirements:

We seek innovation in design and excellence in execution. WAI like wood itself, is not singular or one dimensional. There are many facets to this inherently sustainable material from solid sections of hardwood and softwood to engineered wood. The award schemes explore the intrinsic physical properties of wood while also developing the inherent relationship between form, technology and the brief requirements of the client.

This large scale project explored wood in all its forms from solid timber to engineered wood including glulam and cross laminated timber. All raw materials used was FSC & PEFC certified while the imported wood was all in rough sawn format which was then manufactured in an Irish sawmill to achieve several different sizes.