The Norwegian National Conference on Wooden Architecture
The conference showcases outstanding timber architecture and is specifically aimed at architects, as well as other stakeholders in the construction industry, including research environments, public authorities, and suppliers. The conference is the primary meeting point for discussions about timber architecture on the architect's terms.
The goal of the conference is to serve as a platform where all stakeholders in the construction industry receive professional input, inspiration, and build networks. The conference showcases outstanding timber architecture built in Norway and abroad.
While the conference is specifically aimed at architects, it has become an important meeting place for all stakeholders throughout the value chain with a natural interface towards the use of wood as a building material. The conference's target groups also include consultants, developers, property owners, and key players in the forestry and wood processing industries. Public authorities, research and development environments, and students are also a very important target audience and providers of new knowledge.
Although the conference primarily presents work from Norwegian architects and architecture students, it has always had an open door to the rest of the world. The conference aims to be a platform where stakeholders in the construction industry can gain insights into international trends in using wood in buildings.
The Norwegian Wood Prize
The prestigious "Wood Prize" is awarded at the conference. This is an architectural award given for outstanding architecture using wood as a material. The prize was established in 1961 and is awarded by TreFokus in collaboration with the Norwegian Association of Architects (NAL). The prize is not awarded every year.