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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 Mella21st Century Vernacular House (Ayerbe, Spain, Europe) / Angels Castellarnau Visus. Image © Angels Castellarnau VisusThe Great Wall of Western Australia (Pilbara, Western Australia, Oceania) / Luigi Rosselli. Image © Edward BirchZenkonyu x Tamping Earth (Marugame, Japan, Asia) / Tadashi Saito and Atelier NAVE. Image © Toshihiro Misaki+ 12