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The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced that this year's WAF awards programme will feature a "Wood Excellence Prize" for the first time. Sponsored by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), any type of project can be entered; the only criterion is that wood is an integral part of the project. Entry is free and if shortlisted, the designers or architects responsible will be invited to present their project to the judges live at the festival. The winner will be announced at the WAF awards ceremony on Friday, October 3, 2014. Architect, designer, and champion of wood in architecture, Matteo Thun, will chair the jury for the "Wood Excellence Prize."

"Wood, as a renewable resource material, is indispensable in architecture and design. Our daily challenge is to achieve projects and products that are sustainable, of timeless beauty, pure and simple, but at the same time technically and environmentally innovative." --Matteo Thun

The World Architecture Festival is the largest annual festival and live awards programme for the global architecture community, and is set to take place at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from October 1-3, 2014.

Roderick Wiles, AHEC Director for Africa, Middle East, South Asia & Oceania said, "AHEC runs one of the most widely recognized wood promotion campaigns in the world and it makes perfect sense for us to be collaborating with the World Architecture Festival in creating a new award for design excellence in this most versatile and sustainable of materials. Today, great strides are being made in wood technology, but it is the creativity and inspiration of the international design community that will ensure wood realizes its full potential."

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