2020 shortlists

Sixteen-Oak Barn
by HilberinkBosch Architects

Shortlisted for small building of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020, Sixteen-Oak Barn is an asymmetric barn in the Meierij region of the Netherlands made from wood felled from a nearby site.

The studio has used century-old oak trees to create the workshop to sit alongside its studio.

With nine additional trees, the practice decided to reinstate an ancient tradition. By replacing a collage of obsolete shelters and sheds, the firm built a new barn with locally-harvested materials employing traditional techniques.

A mobile sawmill has cut the fresh tree trunks to the last chip into parts for the new building.

Architect: HilberinkBosch Architects 
Project: Sixteen-Oak Barn


Dezeen Awards Public Vote 2020
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