Nominee 1 : Community Building – Polyvalent Hall, Le Vaud (CH)

LOCALARCHITECTURE, Lausanne (CH) Le Vaud’s new community hall is a multipurpose public infrastructure designed to serve and bring together the entire village community. Hosting sports activities, shows, and community events, it supplements existing school facilities while opening up new possibilities for the village and its surrounding communities. The hall’s entrance is sited on the road […]

Nominee 2: SUURSTOFFI BUILDING, RISCH-ROTKREUZ (CH)

Burkard Meyer Architects, Baden (CH) In the village of Rotkreuz in the Canton of Zug, construction is currently under way on a carbon-neutral development that includes residential units, offices, retail outlets as well as number of leisure facilities. The Zug Estates Group is investing around 450 million Swiss Francs in this project, which located on […]

Nominee 3: TUUPALA ELEMENTARY AND PRESCHOOL, KUHMO (FI)

Alt architects, Oulu (FI) The new school building is located in the middle of a block with a road running along its north side, on the site of a demolished secondary school. A large and sunny playground fills the south side. The size of the building serves as a convenient tie-in between the robust 1950s school campus […]

Nominee 4: Kindergarten LA RUCHE, PERTHES-EN-GATINAIS (FR)

Tracks Architects, Paris (FR) Located in a leafy, pedestrian site in the village of Perthes en Gâtinais, in the regional natural park of the french Gâtinais, the school is organised longitudinally on the edge of an existing promenade. This layout allowed the conservation of a large open green space for the playgrounds. The general massing, […]

Nominee 5: MIDDLE SCHOOL, LAMBALLE (FR)

Dietrich I Untertrifaller architects, Vienna (AUT); Colas, Durand Architects, Lamballe (FR) Built in a rural site in the municipality of Lamballe, in Brittany, this building is the product of a collaboration between the Austrian architects Dietrich | Untertrifaller and the local French firm Colas Durand. Comprising a long rectangular wooden volume oversailing a curved glass and concrete base, the […]

Nominee 6: TERENEO OFFICES, LILLE (FR)

Béal & Blanckaert architectes, Lille (FR) Built in a new Lomme Euratechnologies district Special Planning Area in Lille, the building is on the perimeter of a large water garden extending between a rehabilitated factory and the quayside of the Haute Deûle canal. The building associates wood structure and joinery with a glazed tile facade, which echoes […]

Nominee 7: MARINE EDUCATION CENTER, OCEANS SPRINGS (USA)

Lake|Flato Architects, San Antonio (USA); unabridged Architecture, Bay St Louis (USA) Wood is used throughout this facility to anchor the various buildings within their context, which is an ecologically critical bayou and marsh wetlands. The indoor-outdoor integration between classrooms, outdoor gathering spaces and transition zones is made consistent with the predominant use of southern yellow pine dimensional […]

Nominee 8: WILSON SCHOOL OF DESIGN, RICHMOND (CA)

KPMB Architects, Toronto, (CA); Public: Architecture + Communication, Vancouver (CA) This building is an example of hybrid construction, with thorough integration between the timber frame and concrete elements. Exposed wood (exterior columns and throughout the interior) displays the importance of its structural role, but it is also used for interior elements as an aesthetic accent […]

SEQUENCES BOIS (FR)

Séquences Bois Séquences Bois is a French wood architecture magazine, published five times a year, recognized by all professionals in the construction sector. This magazine aims to show the excellence of the wood material by highlighting French and European exemplary constructions according to themes specific to each issue. In each of them, six constructions are […]