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TERRA Award for Earthen Architecture Unveils 40 Shortlisted Projects

TERRA Award for Earthen Architecture Unveils 40 Shortlisted Projects
The Great Wall of Western Australia (Pilbara, Western Australia, Oceania) / Luigi Rosselli. Image © Edward Birch
The Great Wall of Western Australia (Pilbara, Western Australia, Oceania) / Luigi Rosselli. Image © Edward Birch

Terra Award, the first international prize for contemporary earthen architectures, has released a shortlist of 40 projects competing for awards in nine categories. The finalists selected span five continents and 67 countries. Each entry was evaluated on a range of topics including: architectural quality and landscape integration, environmental approach and energy performance, creativity and innovation, technical performance, local economy and social intensity, and showcasing of skills. Project materials range from light clay to cob, poured earth, wattle and daub, compressed earth block (CEB), adobe, rammed earth, and others.

Pavilion Ruca Choro (Cauquenes, Chile, South America) / Patricio Merino Mella. Image © Patricio Merino Mella 21st Century Vernacular House (Ayerbe, Spain, Europe) / Angels Castellarnau Visus. Image © Angels Castellarnau Visus The Great Wall of Western Australia (Pilbara, Western Australia, Oceania) / Luigi Rosselli. Image © Edward Birch Zenkonyu x Tamping Earth (Marugame, Japan, Asia) / Tadashi Saito and Atelier NAVE. Image © Toshihiro Misaki +12

TERRA Award for Earthen Architecture Unveils 40 Shortlisted Projects

As a widely-available sustainable material with low-energy production, the competition seeks to highlight the possibilities of earthen construction in order to promote broader uses in the future. An award committee chaired by Wang Shu will meet on July 9 to select the winners. The announcement will be followed by an award ceremony in Lyon, France on July 14 at the Terra 2016 World Congress, part of a series of events celebrating ‘‘Lyon 2016, capitale de la Terre”.

Individual Housing

Munita Gonzalez House (Santiago, Chile, South America) / Arias Arquitectos Asociados, Surtierra Arquitectura. Image Courtesy of Luis Garcia-Arias Arquitectos
Munita Gonzalez House (Santiago, Chile, South America) / Arias Arquitectos Asociados, Surtierra Arquitectura. Image Courtesy of Luis Garcia-Arias Arquitectos

  • Caldera House (San Rafael Valley, Arizona, USA, North America) / DUST
  • Munita Gonzalez House (Santiago, Chile, South America) / Arias Arquitectos Asociados, Surtierra Arquitectura
  • 21st Century Vernacular House (Ayerbe, Spain, Europe) / Angels Castellarnau Visus
  • House J (Darmstadt, Germany, Europe) / Schauer + Volhard Architekten
  • Cardrona Valley House (Wanaka, New Zealand, Oceania) / Justin and Louise Wright, Assembly Architects Limited
  • "Clay Weaving" House (Quito, Ecuador, South America) / Francisco Trigueros Munoz, Elena de Oleza Llobet, Jorge Ramón Giacometti

Collective Housing

  • Garden City de Cota (Cota, Cundinamarca, Colombia, South America) / Mauricio Sanchez, Juan Pablo Urbina
  • The Great Wall of Western Australia (Pilbara, Western Australia, Oceania) / Luigi Rosselli

School, Sports & Health Facilities

DESI Training Centre (Dipshikha Electrical Skill Improvement) (Rudrapur, Bangladesh, Asia) / Anna Heringer. Image © Kurt Hoerbst
DESI Training Centre (Dipshikha Electrical Skill Improvement) (Rudrapur, Bangladesh, Asia) / Anna Heringer. Image © Kurt Hoerbst

  • Public Swimming Pool of Toro (Toro, Spain, Europe) / VIER arquitectos slp
  • High School Païamboué (Koné, New Caledonia, Oceania) / André Berthier, Joseph Frassanito, Espaces Libres (K’ADH)
  • Women’s Wellbeing Centre (Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso, Africa) / Riccardo Vannucci FARE studio
  • DESI Training Centre (Dipshikha Electrical Skill Improvement) (Rudrapur, Bangladesh, Asia) / Anna Heringer
  • Maosi Ecological Primary School (Maosi, China, Asia) / Prof. Edward Ng et Mu Jun
  • Royal Automobile Club of Victoria Golf Club (Torquay, Australia, Oceania) / Wood Marsh Architects

Cultural Public Facilities

  • Windhover Contemplative Center (Palo Alto, California, USA, North America) / Aidlin Darling Design
  • Camthanh Community House (Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam, Asia) / Hoang Thuc Hao, Pham Duc Trung, Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy, Le Dinh Hung, Vu Xuan Son
  • Archaeological Heritage Interpretation Centre (Dehlingen, France, Europe) / nunc architectes, Louis Piccon
  • Visitor Center Swiss Ornithological Institute (Sempach, Switzerland, Europe) / mlzd

Offices, Shops & Factories

Pavilion Ruca Choro (Cauquenes, Chile, South America) / Patricio Merino Mella. Image © Patricio Merino Mella
Pavilion Ruca Choro (Cauquenes, Chile, South America) / Patricio Merino Mella. Image © Patricio Merino Mella

  • Pavilion Ruca Choro (Cauquenes, Chile, South America) / Patricio Merino Mella
  • Koudougou’s Central Market (Koudougou, Burkina Faso, Africa) / Laurent Séchaud, Pierre Jequier
  • European Conservatory for Soil Samples (Orléans, France, Europe) / Design & Architecture, Milena Stefanova et Bruno Marielle (group’s representatives) ; NAMA Architecture, Jean-Marie Le Tiec and Arnaud Misse (associated architects)
  • ACRE Restaurant and Bar (San José del Cabo, Mexico, South America) / fabriKG Arquitectura & Paisaje
  • Sustainable Centre Villa Janna (Marrakech, Morocco, Africa) / Denis Coquard, Jalal Zemmama
  • Ricola Kräuterzentrum (Laufen, Switzerland, Europe) / Herzog & de Meuron

Interior Layout & Design

  • Renovation of the Al Jahili Fort (Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, Asia) / Roswag & Jankowski Architekten
  • Plazza Pintgia, Transformation from Barn to House (Almens, Switzerland, Europe) / Gujan + Pally Architekten AG
  • Printing Plant Gugler (Pielach, Austria, Europe) / Herbert Ablinger, Vedral & Partner

Exterior Design, Art & Landscape

Zenkonyu x Tamping Earth (Marugame, Japan, Asia) / Tadashi Saito and Atelier NAVE. Image © Toshihiro Misaki
Zenkonyu x Tamping Earth (Marugame, Japan, Asia) / Tadashi Saito and Atelier NAVE. Image © Toshihiro Misaki

  • Zenkonyu x Tamping Earth (Marugame, Japan, Asia) / Tadashi Saito and Atelier NAVE
  • Urrn-Graves Cemetary (Innsbruck, Austria, Europe) / Renate Benedikter-Fuchs
  • Stairway to Heaven and City of Orion (Plaine de Marha, Morocco, Africa) / Hannsjörg Voth

Urrn-Graves Cemetary (Innsbruck, Austria, Europe) / Renate Benedikter-Fuchs. Image © Laurin Naschberger
Urrn-Graves Cemetary (Innsbruck, Austria, Europe) / Renate Benedikter-Fuchs. Image © Laurin Naschberger

Architecture & Local Development

Sewing School Steel-Earth (Niamey, Niger, Africa) / Odile Vandermeeren. Image © Gustave Deghilage
Sewing School Steel-Earth (Niamey, Niger, Africa) / Odile Vandermeeren. Image © Gustave Deghilage

  • Panyaden School(Chiang Mai, Thailand, Asia) / Chiangmai Life Construction
  • Sewing School Steel-Earth (Niamey, Niger, Africa) / Odile Vandermeeren
  • Earth Village (Ha Giang, Vietnam, Asia) / Hoang Thuc Hao, Nguyen Duy Thanh, Le Dinh Hung, Vu Xuan Son, Tran Hong Nam
  • Kler Deh High School (Kler Deh, Karen state, Burma, Asia) / Line Ramstad, Gyaw Gyaw
  • Post Earthquake Village Reconstruction (M’a’anqiao, China, Asia) / Mu Jun, Edward Ng, Zhou Tiegang, Wan Li, Ma Jie
  • Pavilion of the Band-i-Amir National Park (Band-i-Amir, Afghanistan, Asia) / AFIR Architects & Planners, Anne Feenstra, Khalid, Dawari, Faiz M. Momand
  • Phoolna, Community Hall and Housing for Teachers (Sunderpur, India, Asia) / Johannes Sebastian Vilanek, Iris Nöbauer, Jomo Zeil, Felix Ganzer / Supervisors : BASEhabitat, Roland Gnaiger, Michael Zinner, Clemens Quirin

Kler Deh High School (Kler Deh, Karen state, Burma, Asia) / Line Ramstad, Gyaw Gyaw. Image © Kurt Hoerbst
Kler Deh High School (Kler Deh, Karen state, Burma, Asia) / Line Ramstad, Gyaw Gyaw. Image © Kurt Hoerbst
Phoolna, Community Hall and Housing for Teachers (Sunderpur, India, Asia) / Johannes Sebastian Vilanek, Iris Nöbauer, Jomo Zeil, Felix Ganzer / Supervisors : BASEhabitat, Roland Gnaiger, Michael Zinner, Clemens Quirin. Image © Johannes Sebastian Vilanek
Phoolna, Community Hall and Housing for Teachers (Sunderpur, India, Asia) / Johannes Sebastian Vilanek, Iris Nöbauer, Jomo Zeil, Felix Ganzer / Supervisors : BASEhabitat, Roland Gnaiger, Michael Zinner, Clemens Quirin. Image © Johannes Sebastian Vilanek

Workshop, Training, Festival

Schap! 2011 (Magagula Heights, South Africa, Africa) / Team Carinthia University of Applied Sciences 2010/11. Image Courtesy of Schap! 2011
Schap! 2011 (Magagula Heights, South Africa, Africa) / Team Carinthia University of Applied Sciences 2010/11. Image Courtesy of Schap! 2011

  • SECMOL School Building (Leh, India, Asia) /Sonam Wangchuk together with many students and volunteers
  • Schap! 2011, (Magagula Heights, South Africa, Africa) / Team Carinthia University of Applied Sciences 2010/11
  • Community Library (Ambepussa, Sri Lanka, Asia) / Robust Architecture Workshop             

Cite: Vladimir Gintoff. "TERRA Award for Earthen Architecture Unveils 40 Shortlisted Projects" 19 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/785832/terra-award-for-earthen-architecture-unveils-competition-shortlist/>
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