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Successful completion of 2015 Korea Wood Design Awards

Sunny Kim

By Sunny Kim

Program Manager / Market Development & Market Access, Canada Wood Korea

March 9, 2016

Grand Prize winning project for the Planning Category (Millmill soso : Haewuso project)

Grand Prize winning project for the Planning Category (Millmill soso : Haewuso project)

Korea Wood Design Awards celebrate excellence in wood design and construction projects showcasing innovative use of wood products and technologies. This year, the Korea Association of Wood Culture, the organizer of KWDA, received a total of 35 entries for two design competition categories: 21 entries for the Planning Category and 14 entries for the Completion Category.

The nine projects in the Planning and the four projects in the Completion categories were finally selected by the Judging Committee and awarded various prizes. The Grand Prize for the Planning Category went to “Millmill soso : Haewuso made of wood line in the city” project designed with dimension lumber by Mr. Min Woo Lee and Ms. Hae Mi Lee of Gachon University. (Haewuso means a traditional bathroom.)

There was no Grand Prize winner for the Completion Category this year and the four Best Prize winning projects were selected instead. One of the Best Prize winning projects in the Completion Category was awarded to Inha University. The architecture students of Inha University designed and built a wooden playhouse with SPF treated wood for the local homeless orphans with the support from Canada Wood Korea at the CWK’s WFC Practical Training Workshop conducted during May 22 ~ June 28, 2015.  Inha University named this workshop as “The GIFTs-Two” project and submitted this project to the 2015 KWDA.

Group photo with KWDA winners, Judging committee members and industry representatives at the event

Group photo with KWDA winners, Judging committee members and industry representatives at the event

The 2015 KWDA award ceremony was held at COEX in Seoul on December 3, 2015 and Country Director, Tai Jeong participated in the ceremony and delivered “Canada Wood” award to the Grand Prize winner for the Planning Category. CWK will further provide the Grand Prize winner with opportunity to participate in Super-E® training program at the University of the Fraser Valley in Chilliwack, Canada in coming July 2016.

“Canada Wood” award went to the Grand Prize winners, Mr. Min Woo Lee and Ms. Hae Mi Lee of Gachon University.

“Canada Wood” award went to the Grand Prize winners, Mr. Min Woo Lee and Ms. Hae Mi Lee of Gachon University.

The GIFTs-TWO designed and built by Inha University

The GIFTs-TWO designed and built by Inha University