The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is delighted to announce that TOVA is among the three winners of the Obra del Año 2023 (Project of the Year) for ArchDaily in Spanish. With more than 50,000 votes in the last few weeks, the project has been selected among almost 1,000 works of architecture built in Latin America and Spain.

TOVA is Spain’s first 3D printed prototype using earth, built with a Crane WASP. The project was born from the ongoing research developed by a group of students and professionals from the Postgraduate in 3D Printing Architecture to find new ways of facing the social and environmental challenges of the future. The construction, that has been carried out at the Valldaura Labs, represents the bridge between the past vernacular earthen architecture and the future of large scale 3D printing technology. Read the full information and credits about the project.

About the Postgraduate in 3D Printing Architecture (3DPA)

The Postgraduate in 3D Printing Architecture is a 6-month long intensive programme in the field of additive manufacturing of sustainable architecture. Between the use of advanced technology for construction and the desire to develop a holistic design approach to architecture, we engage with different areas of research that include robotic manufacturing, material research and performance-based design. The programme seeks to develop technological and architectural solutions in collaboration with Industry partners to answer the current needs and challenges of our habitat.

Are you a student from Africa, South America, or Asia looking for an opportunity to study 3DPA? The IAAC-Colette Scholarships are now accepting applications for the 3DPA programme with a full tuition fee waiver. Apply by April 21st, 2023. Learn More

About Obra del Año 2023 (Project of the Year) by ArchDaily in Spanish

For the fifteenth consecutive year, ArchDaily presents the Project of the Year Award, the only award in the world of architecture in Spanish, in which the winners are chosen by popular vote. ArchDaily readers will be responsible for determining which were the works that inspired them during 2022, representing the identity of local contexts, but at the same time, marking the way of doing architecture around the world.