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TERRA Award for Earthen Architecture Unveils 40 Shortlisted Projects

14:00 - 19 April, 2016
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

Campus Messestrasse Vienna / Holzer Kobler Architekturen

02:00 - 16 August, 2015
Campus Messestrasse Vienna / Holzer Kobler Architekturen, © Kurt Hoerbst
© Kurt Hoerbst

© Kurt Hoerbst © Kurt Hoerbst © Kurt Hoerbst © Kurt Hoerbst +24

Cemetery and Wake Room / Schneider & Lengauer

01:00 - 8 September, 2012
Cemetery and Wake Room / Schneider & Lengauer, © Kurt Hoerbst
© Kurt Hoerbst

© Kurt Hoerbst © Kurt Hoerbst © Kurt Hoerbst © Kurt Hoerbst +13

Community Centre Wallern / Schneider & Lengauer

01:00 - 2 September, 2012
Community Centre Wallern / Schneider & Lengauer, © Anne Isopp
© Anne Isopp

© Kurt Hoerbst © Kurt Hoerbst © Anne Isopp © Kurt Hoerbst +16

Robinson-School Linz / Schneider & Lengauer

01:00 - 27 August, 2012
Robinson-School Linz / Schneider & Lengauer, © Kurt Hoerbst
© Kurt Hoerbst

© Kurt Hoerbst © Kurt Hoerbst © Kurt Hoerbst © Kurt Hoerbst +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    primary school 49, Kaltenhauserstraße, 4040 Linz
  • Building Site Area

    5,269 sqm
  • Gross Floor Area

    3,472 sqm
  • Volume

    12,994 sqm
  • Client

    Immobilien Linz GmbH & Co KEG
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Kindergarten Guntramsdorf / goya

01:00 - 5 August, 2011
Kindergarten Guntramsdorf / goya, © Kurt Hoerbst
© Kurt Hoerbst

© Kurt Hoerbst © Kurt Hoerbst © Kurt Hoerbst © Kurt Hoerbst +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guntramsdorf, Austria
  • Architects

    goya (group of young architects)
  • Area

    730.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Handmade School / Anna Heringer + Eike Roswag

01:00 - 4 March, 2010
Handmade School / Anna Heringer + Eike Roswag, © Kurt Hoerbst
© Kurt Hoerbst

© Kurt Hoerbst © Kurt Hoerbst © Kurt Hoerbst © Kurt Hoerbst +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rudrapur, Dinajpur district, Bangladesh
  • Architects

    Anna Heringer & Eike Roswag
  • Structural Engineering

    Ziegert
 Roswag
 Seiler
 Architekten 
Ingenieure
 Bürogemeinschaft
  • Construction

    Dipshikha / METI
 (Modern 
Education
 and
 Trainig
 Institute)
 with
 local 
labourers
 and
 own
 training 
workshop
  • Footprint Area

    275 sqm
  • Area

    325.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs