Thermory Design Awards is part of Thermory 25 celebrations for acknowledging and rewarding our brand ambassadors for creating projects that leave a lasting impact.
This year we received 43 nominations and the jury selected category winners and runner-ups.
Category winner: All Wood, All the Time
Architect: OPAL Architecture
Builder: Country Home Construction
Location: Connecticut, USA
Product: Thermory Benchmark Thermo-Ash cladding
Jury comments: “With a cross-laminated timber structural system, using wood in interior and on siding, it is close to an all-wood building. The jury noted their technical filigree and choosing to leave the siding uncoated.”
Category runner-up: Treeangle Cabin
Architect: Catherine Pageau, The Modern Cabin Company LLC
Location: Georgia, USA
Product: Thermory Vivid thermo-pine cladding
Jury comments: “This project charmed the jury with its sensitivity to place and biophilic design elements. Free of conventions, the interesting rooflines incorporated in architecture echoed the landscape it was built on.”
Category winner: Powerhouse
Product: Thermory Benchmark thermo-pine cladding
Jury comments: “Powerhouse is a true landmark. Using innovative and forward-thinking solutions, this building over its lifetime generates more energy than it consumes. Something, the built environment needs more of.”
Category runner-up / Thermory Design Awards 2nd prize: Paide State High School
Architect: Salto Architects
Product: Thermory Benchmark thermo-pine cladding & decking
Jury comments: “We valued the use of wood as a monolith material both on cladding and decking, and how the building takes into account and reflects the landscape it’s built on. Wood is not yet so common in public buildings. This project serves as a staple of what public schools should look like.”
Category winner / Thermory Design Awards Grand Prix: Emily Hotel Lobby and Terra restaurant
Architect: YOD Group
Product: Thermory Drift cladding
Jury comments: “We noted two strong connecting projects by the architects in one category and decided to view them together. We valued their bold use of wood and strong design statements. Sometimes the interior design may be overlooked in architectural competitions, but this project serves as a reminder that it should not be so.”
Category runner-up: Patio House
Architect: BNLA architecten
Distributor: Carpentier Hardwood Solutions
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Product: Thermory Benchmark thermo-ash
Jury comments: “This is an interior that captures beautifully the minimalist japandi touch. The jury also noted the project presented in the private house category and appreciated the interior and exterior creating a seamlessly flowing space.”
Category winner: Pixxla Sauna
Product: Sauna by Thermory Alder 15×68 A STS4; Alder 28×42/90 A SHP and Thermowood spruce 26×186 Country D4sg
Jury comments: “This sauna stood out with its unconventional design and interesting cladding solutions. In addition to aesthetics, they hadn’t neglected the practical functionality of a small sauna space.”
Category runner-up: Lepiku sauna
Architect: Johanna-Lisete Alling
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Product: Thermory VIRE and SHP thermo-aspen
Jury comments: “This project showcased an inviting combination of different profiles in a sauna. And together with the anteroom, created a whole.”
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ALDER STS4 15X68 / ALDER SHP 28X42/90 / THERMO-SPRUCE D4 sg 26X186 COUNTRY
THERMO-ASPEN VIRE AND SHP
THERMORY SAUNA THERMO-ASPEN AND PAINTED THERMO-SPRUCE WALL PANELS
THERMORY SAUNA ASPEN WALL PANELS STS4 15X120 AND BENCHES SHP 28X120
THERMORY SAUNA THERMO-ASPEN WALL PANELS AND CEDAR BENCHES
THERMORY SAUNA ALDER WALL PANELS AND BENCHES
THERMORY SAUNA THERMO-ASPEN WALL PANELS STS4 15X90