TerraFibra architectures, Alia Bengana / ARCHIZOOM
Exhibition from 30 March until 22 April 2023
EPFL, foyer SG building (level 2)
Open Monday to Friday from 8h to 19h, Saturday from 14h to 18h
Wednesday 5 April at 12h: guided tour with Alia Bengana.
Exhibition co-produced by the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Centre d’urbanisme et d’architecture de Paris et de la Métropole parisienne, amàco and Les Grands Ateliers, in partnership with the University of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg (HEIA-FR) and Archizoom EPFL.
The exhibition unveils the 40 finalist buildings of the TERRAFIBRA Award 2021, the world’s first prize for contemporary architecture in raw earth and/or plant fibres. Building in rammed earth, clay-based concrete, cob, adobe, pressed earth block, straw, or earth and hemp, bamboo framing, reed roofing… the exhibition presents these international projects and explains, through a thematic tour, the qualities and advantages of these materials and the techniques, both ancient and innovative, which implement them.
The exhibition is accompanied by prototypes of earth and straw constructions made by students in the context of the Joint Master of Architecture of the HEIA-FR and the ALICE lab at EPFL.