Prix Lignum



Every three years, the Prix Lignum awards the best timber construction projects. Projects can be submitted for participation until 31 March 2021. Many great timber buildings have been realised in the last three years - so it will be exciting again this time. Have you already submitted your projects?

The Prix Lignum honors the innovative, high-quality and forward-looking use of wood in buildings, interior design, furniture and artistic works. Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga is taking on the patronage for the fifth edition, because: "The Prix Lignum 2021 not only honors aesthetics and innovation, but also pays attention to sustainability." Long-lasting products such as furniture, interior fittings or entire houses that are created from wood bind millions of tons of carbon from atmospheric CO₂. The award-winning projects, the Federal Councillor said, are therefore "not least ambassadors of a climate-friendly economy and a commitment to one of Switzerland's few renewable raw materials. Keep it up!"   

Projects to be submitted by 31.3.2021 

Works can be submitted by architects, project planners, building owners, clients as well as performers and artists. Only objects and works completed between January 1, 2017 and March 31, 2021 may be entered. We are pleased that many of our partners and clients have decided to enter their projects in the competition. Of course, we are keeping our fingers crossed for all the projects with our participation and hope one of them will make the race for Prix Lignum.   

Timber construction is great 

Timber construction and good architecture go hand in hand. The numerous successful timber buildings from the last three years are proof of this. It will be exciting for the Prix Lignum. With such a good selection of projects, it will not be easy for the jury to choose the best. Here is a taste of candidates for the prize.

Patinoire Porrentruy – The new ice stadium with regional wood

Eisstadion Porrentruy

Schoolhouse Aeschi - A showcase project made from our own wood

Schulhaus Aeschi – Ein Vorzeigeprojekt aus eigenem Holz

WTK Rynetel - Switzerland's first wildlife bridge made of wood

WTK Rynetel – Die erste schweizweit erste Wildtierbrücke aus Holz

BMW15 – Switzerland's first cellar made of wood

BMW15 – Der schweizweit erste Keller aus Holz

Multi family house Frenkendorf – The TS3 technology prevails

MFH Frenkendorf – Die TS3 Technologie setzt sich durch

Factory yard Matzingen – This is how industrial buildings are realized today

Mehrzweckhof Matzingen – So werden heute Industriebauten realisiert

Bridge Tüfisteg - The first bridge made of beech wood

Brücke Tüfisteg – Die erste Brücke aus Buchenholz

The "Krokodil" - A wooden building with over 250 apartments 

Das Krokodil – Ein Holzbau mit über 250 Wohnungen


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