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2nd Chinese University Timber Structures Design Competition

Vicky Li

By Vicky Li

Coordinator, Marketing and Communications, Canada Wood China

December 4, 2017

Eric Wong, Managing Director of Canada Wood China delivering speech at the award ceremony

The 2nd Chinese University Timber Structure Design Competition Award Ceremony was held in Nanjing Tech University (NTU) on November 19th, 2017. This year the theme of competition is – design a wood-frame natatorium (a building containing a swimming pool.). The competition aimed to recognize, encourage and promote excellent building designs using wood as a structural material and inspire more future talents such as university students and teachers.

Group photo

At the beginning of the award ceremony, Mr. Liu Weiqing, Vice-principal of Nanjing Tech University delivered opening remarks to welcome each team and all the judges participating in the competition and appreciated Canada Wood China for strong supports on the competition.

Professor He from Tongji University expressed her high expectations for students’ works and wood-frame construction’s future.

First prize:
Team: Southeast University

Following Professor He’s speech, Eric Wong, Managing Director of Canada Wood China stated that CW China was looking forward to seeing more students participating in and learning wood-frame construction. And the design competition provided a good platform for the future talents who would be the main intelligence to design with wood. Canada Wood China, as a Canadian lumber promotion organization, will keep supporting programs favoring wood construction and increase exports opportunities for Canadian lumber.