In September 2018, the Prix Lignum will be awarded to innovative and high-quality timber construction projects. There are a total of 465 registered projects with two from the Saanenland.
The 2018 Prix Lignum has been advertised throughout Switzerland, with 465 applications received as Proholz writes in a press release. The last prize was awarded in 2015 and marks the innovative, high-quality and future-oriented use of wood in buildings, interior design, furniture and artistic work.
The participants of this year’s Prix Lignum also include the new building of the Saanen airfield, the Ensohag wood chip hall and the new construction of the Simmental Arena in Zweisimmen. All projects can be viewed online. The jury assessed the applications in May and June, the award ceremony will take place on 27 September in the presence of Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard in Bern.
Sophie Rieder / AvS