The FIBRA Award rewards teams that incorporate plant-based materials in their buildings while proposing innovative solutions, giving added value to local resources and know-how, and taking into account aesthetic values. The ambition of its initiators is to promote the current dynamics that encourage the use of locally-sourced bio-based materials.
The prize focuses on the use of bamboo, reed, hemp, flax, straw, rattan, palm, industrial by-products (bagasse, peanut shell, rice husk, coconut fiber, etc.), collected waste (paper, cardboard, textiles, pallet wood, etc.), seaweed, etc. Buildings with wooden structures, which are already the subject of many awards, are not considered for the FIBRA Award, unless the wood is used with one or more other bio-based materials.
The FIBRA Award is open to new and renovated buildings constructed, on all the continents, with a significant amount of plant fiber and commissioned after January 2008.
Entries may be submitted by the client, the architect or the contractor between April 13 and September 15, 2018 through a form available here.
All sections of the form must be completed. The formats and maximum recommended sizes for the files must be respected. Participation in the FIBRA Award is free, and a candidate may submit several projects.