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Celebrate the best use of timber in construction.

28th August 2023

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It's back!

The Timber Design Awards highlight the latest advances in New Zealand’s timber construction capability.

After a COVID-forced hiatus, the awards will be celebrated with a Gala Dinner at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland on the 2nd of November, 2023.

Now more than ever, it’s important we recognise and celebrate the engineers, architects, architectural designers and builders who push boundaries and embrace change by championing nature’s greatest building material, sourced from the country’s renewable natural resource base–forests.

Winners will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner on the 2nd of November at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland.

Good luck to all the finalists!

Gala dinner info

Tickets are available for individuals or tables of 10 (at a special rate).

When: Thursday 2nd November 2023 from 5.30 pm - 11.30 pm
Where: Grand Ballroom, Cordis Hotel, 83 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland 1010

Tickets include:
Cocktail Hour (while you view the finalists)
3-course plated dinner with drinks

Dress code: Dress to impress

MC: Te Radar

Accommodation for the Gala Dinner

Cordis Hotel Auckland
83 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland 1010
Book your accommodation now!
Booking link: Timber Design Awards 2023

Nearby accommodation:

Grand Millennium Auckland
71 Mayoral Drive, Cnr Vincent Street, Auckland
Booking link: Timber Design Awards 2023
Promo Code: TIMBER23
Enter your check-in/out dates on the right-hand side and “Check Availability.”
Load the Group Code into the Group Code cell under “Codes and Options” (on the right-hand side of the screen) in order to get the negotiated group rates.
Select your room and proceed to check out.

Mecure Queen Street (3 min walk to Cordis Hotel)
500 Queen Street, Auckland
Ph: 09 281 6363
Booking link: Timber Design Awards - Accor Meetings & Events (

Parkside Hotel (10-minute walk to the Cordis)
100 Greys Avenue, Auckland
Guests need to add the code word when booking: Timber
This will give a 10% discount off the best available rate.

Hybrid building seminar

Are you attending the Gala Awards Dinner and want to maximise your travel and add some learning? Timber Unlimited in collaboration with NZ Timber Design Society, are hosting a Hybrid Buildings Seminar during the day of the Gala Awards Dinner. 

Programme: Coming soon

Where: Crystal Room at Cordis Hotel, Auckland
Time: 9 am - 3 pm

Cost: $150+GST

TDS Member rate: $130+GST