Prizes and awards
The high scientific quality and pertinence of CRAterre’s work have been recognised with numerous prizes:
- “Technology without borders” – prize awarded by the Secretary of State to the Prime Minister, in charge of Environment, (1989)
- “Habitat 1990” Honourable Distinction by UN-HABITAT for its overall work in the promotion of earthen construction.
- Finalist in the King Baudouin International Prize for Development (2002)
- Special mention in the “Earth and Building Summit”, awarded by the French Building Federation (2003).
- Winner of “Treasures of Sustainable Development” prize, Rhône Alpes region, 2008, for the “Earthen Village” of the new town of Isle d’Abreau, built with technical assistance and monitoring by CRAterre in 1983.
- 2009 Adolphe Pacault Prize for Popular Science, which promotes “remarkable actions in the dissemination of scientific culture for the general public” (2009).
- “Women and Science” prize of the L’Oréal Foundation - French National Commission for UNESCO and the Academy of Sciences (2209), awarded to Laetitia Fontaine.
- Conservation Medal, The Academy of Architecture, Paris (2010), awarded to Thierry Joffroy.
- 1st prize in “A Taste of Science” for the publication “Building in earth, from grains of sand to architecture” in the ‘General’ book category (2010).
- 2011 Roberval Prize, in the ‘General Public’ category, for the publication “Building in earth, from grains of sand to architecture”