Wood Award, Commercial and Public Access

Sevenoaks School Performing Arts Centre, Kent | Tim Ronalds Architects

The building is built of warm, solid, natural materials - grey brick, timber and zinc on the outside, a soft red brick and timber on the inside. Tim Ronalds Architects decided at the outset that natural timber would be used throughout the building to provide the warmth and acoustic response conducive to music. Douglas Fir was chosen for its colour and vitality. This timber was used for every element - roof structures, windows and doors, joinery, panelling and handrails - everything except flooring where the hardness of Oak was needed. 

Source: Wood for Good