From residential houses to interactive sculptures, creative plywood construction and design were prominently featured in the ARCHIWOOD 2020 awards in Russia.
ARCHIWOOD is an annual all-Russian award for the best wooden structures and wood-based products. One of the objectives of the event is to promote wood as an ideal material for creating modern sustainable architecture.
UPM Plywood has partnered with ARCHIWOOD to promote plywood as a perfect material for interior decoration, furniture, and construction. Plywood is a unique material with no natural equivalents in terms of aesthetics, strength-to-weight ratio, safety, sustainability, and manufacturing efficiency.
Special prizes from UPM Plywood were awarded to architects and designers who presented the most interesting projects created with plywood. In total, there were 34 projects that captured the judges’ attention, ranging from a children’s toy to public library space and residential houses.
“We were pleasantly surprised to see so many outstanding plywood projects submitted to this contest. These winning projects demonstrated the superiority of plywood as a material for a variety of end-use applications in construction. Sustainability, style, and much more can be achieved with plywood made from certified renewable wood material,” says Alexander Totskiy, Sales Manager, Russia, CIS and Baltics, UPM Plywood.
Here’s a look at some of these fascinating award-winning plywood projects.