Editor’s pickProjects in wood are among this year's Frame Awards winners

Frame Awards,Herman Miller,Zhongshuge,Chengdu,China,Maggie's Oldham,UK,Produce

Winners of the Frame Awards 2018 were announced last week at the Frame Awards Show in Amsterdam.

Over 250 international guests attended the celebrations and prize-giving ceremony.

28 winners were recognised from across the Spatial, Executional and Societal.  Four additional winners received the Honorary Frame Awards, including Lifetime Achievement Award winner Sevil Peach, Designer of the Year X+Living, Emerging Designer of the Year Space Encounters, and Client of the Year Zhongshuge Bookstores.

Well-known structural and fit-out projects in wood were among those honoured. Here’s a list:

X+Living– bagged the Jury Prize for Multi-brand Store of the Year. The design for Zhongshuge Bookstore in Chengdu, China, was inspired by Du Fu, one of China’s greatest poets who lived during the Tang Dynasty (618-907).


It is not surprising that dRMM won the Jury Prize for Healthcare Centre of the Year. Maggie’s Oldham in the UK is the world's first permanent structure made of hardwood CLT. American tulipwood is one of the most sustainable timber species because of how fast it replaces itself. Wood is perfect for healthcare facilities as it  is known to reduce blood pressure, heart rates and recovery times. Maggie’s is a charity that provides practical and emotional support to people living with cancer.

Singapore-based Produce Workshop clinched the Jury Prize for Best Use of Material - Fabricwood. The material and design were conceptualised for Herman Miller's flagship store in Singapore. This is not the first time the project has won an accolade. Previously, the team behind it also brought home the gold award at the inaugural Singapore Interior Designer Award, as well as INSIDE World Interior of the Year last year.