Swedish Wood Award 2020

The Swedish Wood Award, an architectural prize administered by Swedish Wood, is one of the nation’s largest and most widely known architectural competitions. The Swedish Wood Award 2020 received a total of 130 entries. Of these, the jury has visited over 40 buildings and drawn up a shortlist of 12 nominees.

This year the Wood Award Gala will be streamed live from Berns in Stockholm. In addition to the award presentation, we promise to bring entertainment and the full gala feel direct to your living room.

On 2 December 2020, we will be announcing the winner of the Swedish Wood Award – the nation’s sustainable architecture prize. The award goes to a work that, since the last award in 2016, has made best use of wood’s possibilities to create incredible wooden architecture that both reflects and improves the times in which we live.

For us it is more important than ever not to lose sight of the bigger picture – we need to think sustainably. We live in challenging times, with external circumstances affecting our lives and our future. Together, we are therefore celebrating a sustainable society built on innovation, responsibility and faith in the future.

The event will be streamed in Swedish as well, register for access to the Swedish version here.

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Programme Swedish Wood Award 2 December 

19:30 

Mathias Fridholm, Director of Swedish Wood, and the evening’s host Li Pamp welcome us to the gala. 
We will hear about the Swedish Wood Award and the history of this prestigious architecture prize. 

A new Wood Award statuette for 2020? The golden horse has indeed been replaced with a brand-new statue this year. 
Alexander Nyberg, Responsible for the Swedish Wood Award, introduces us to the new statue. 

Presentation of the jury for the Swedish Wood Award 2020 
The jury relate how they have travelled all over the country visiting the nominated projects, and give their thoughts about this year’s starting lineup of nominees. 

Nominees in the category Houses and holiday homes 
The nominees are presented and we get to meet the designers behind each building. 

What is happening in the field of wood construction?
Join us for a look at the situation in Europe.

Nominees in the category Infrastructure and industry 
The nominees are presented and we get to meet the designers behind each building. 

20:30 

Nominees in the category Apartment block 
The nominees are presented and we get to meet the designers behind each building. 

Trendstefan predicts the future 
Stefan Nilsson, also known as Trendstefan, is a trend expert. He looks into the future and talks about what life will be like after the pandemic, and what role wood might play in our new lifestyle. 

Nominees in the category Small projects 
The nominees are presented and we get to meet the designers behind each building. 

21:00 

Nominees in the category Public buildings and facilities 
The nominees are presented and we get to meet the designers behind each building. 

An address by HRH Crown Princess Victoria. 

The winner of the Swedish Wood Award 2020 is announced.