The UNESCO Chair Earthen architecture

The UNESCO Chair “Earthen architecture, building cultures and sustainable development” is working for the recognition of earthen material and the valorization of local resources for modern construction as well as for the conservation of tangible and intangible heritage.

Higher education

The Chair and its network intend to diffuse these knowledges to the institutions of higher education to re-think both globally and locally the use of the resources of our planet, associating earth, water and sun in a true technical, cultural, social, economic and environmental challenge

Scientific research

The Chair and its network intend developing the innovation in order to optimize the material, to simplify the implementation and to produce new architectures.

Vocational training

The Chair and its network intend revalorizing over 11 000 years of knowledge and know-how, and associating a secular material to an innovating architecture.

34 Partner institutions across 4 continents

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