Submission: October 30, 2021
Registration: October 30, 2021
Language: English, French
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Student Competition
Thanks to its multiple variations, concrete occupies a dominant place in architecture and offers great freedom to designers, both aesthetically and technically. This competition also aims to help students develop their thinking and make their ideas known in the field of architecture. It offers them a first professional platform.
Although a century old, concrete is a young material. The material of choice in the 20th century, it has played a major role in the development of modern architecture. Because of its universal character, this continuous and polyfunctional material adapts just as well to organic architecture as to rationalism or minimalism. The richness of its plastic and structural potentialities, which are still relevant in the 21st century, deserves to be explored continuously.
This is why, in order to make the younger generations aware of the intrinsic qualities of the material and to encourage the development of innovative architectural thinking in its use, the associations Bétocib, CIMbéton and the EFB Foundation have created an annual concrete trophy that calls on the imagination of students in architecture schools.
The award ceremony for the 10th edition of the Trophy will take place in January 2022 at the Maison de l’architecture IDF.
- 1st Prize : 5 000€
- 2nd Prize : 4 000€
- 3rd Prize : 3 000€
- Studio Prize : 2 000€
The competition is free to enter and free of charge.
The competition is divided into 2 categories: the EFP category and the Studio category, which is open to all architecture school students.
The PFE category is open to all students of French schools of architecture who are enrolled in a final year project (PFE), or young graduates.
Only those students who have obtained their final project (PFE) in the 2020 and 2021 sessions can be selected.
STUDY CATEGORIES : All architecture students in the course of their studies (Bachelor 1, 2, 3 and Master 1) during the 2020-2021 academic year may apply. They will submit a free plastic interpretation (drawing, painting, collage, model, sculpture, photo) of an emblematic work of concrete architecture built in the world in the XX or XXI century (see rendering section).