In 2016 CRAterre, one of the ENSAG’s research laboratories, has organized in Lyon the 12th worldwide congress of the earthen architectures for the earthen architectures program from the UNESCO world heritage committee (WHEAP). This congress organization was an excellent opportunity to apply the pedagogy through experimentation developed by the AURA team teachers. Hence, the team has developed an evolutive demonstration unit made out of earth and wood.This project has been realized in a very short period: 9 months between the design start and the building construction end. This demonstration unit has been built in the GAIA platform then exhibited in Lyon before being transferred in the city of Grenoble. It is now used as a neighborhood house in Grenoble.
More informations about Terra Nostra here ! (in French)