This year, the awards have garnered 75 projects from 19 different countries, spread across diverse categories – Interior, Private House, Public Building, and Sauna.
Best private house – Piil
Project founder: Levstal
Product: Thermory Benchmark thermo-pine cladding, thermo-ash decking.
In the realm of nature-centric retreats, Piil emerges as an exquisitely conceived haven that elevates the concept of getaways to unprecedented heights, quite literally. Its elegantly simple, architectural form finished with Thermory Benchmark thermo-pine cladding seamlessly harmonizes with its pristine natural surroundings.
Rooted in the ethos of modular pre-fabrication, with each component crafted off-site and swiftly assembled amidst the picturesque landscape. This innovative approach fosters a safer and more efficient construction process that curtails material wastage, slashes costs, and significantly abbreviates the construction timeline.
Best public building – Pelgulinna High School
Architect: MUST Arhitektid
Builder: Merko Ehitus
Product: Thermory Benchmark thermo-pine cladding with Woodsafe fire protection.
The crowning glory of the architectural exterior lies in the distinctive Thermory Benchmark thermo-pine wooden truss enveloping the structure. Embracing sustainability and the versatile application of timber solutions as its core tenets,. Noteworthy as the largest wooden structure in Estonia, a staggering 85% of the building’s supporting framework is crafted from wood.
While incorporating wood in small dwellings may be relatively straightforward, the architectural arena for large-scale public buildings introduces an entirely different set of challenges and regulations, including strict fire retardant properties. that Thermory are positioned to support.
Best interior – Hay Boutique Hotel and Spa
Architect: YOD Group
Product: Thermory Drift cladding.
The use of Thermory Drift boards in tandem with raw wood forms a skillful dialogue, resulting in a cozy interior where material processing techniques enhance the overall quality of the space. The visual impact of the design evokes a dreamlike ambience, transporting observers to a realm seemingly detached from reality—an aesthetic befitting a truly exceptional hotel.
Best sauna – #saunaonwheels
Product: Thermory Benchmark thermo-pine cladding, alder sauna cladding.
The concept originated from a vision of a mobile sauna attachable to a trailer—an innovative fusion of sauna and mobility, giving birth to the captivating notion of a #saunaonwheels. The interior is exclusively dedicated to the sauna experience, while the exterior cleverly incorporates practical service areas, including cabinets, shelves, and a bar.
In its eight months of existence, the mobile sauna has fulfilled its purpose of uniting communities. People have converged for sauna sessions by the lake, at parties, trade shows, and both summer and winter festivals, proving the versatility of this unique concept. It’s become a dynamic hub for shared experiences, transforming any occasion into a sauna celebration.
We hope you enjoyed these inspired inspired designs featuring Thermory timber by clients around the world. Call us at QEH and let us help you with your concepts and ideas.