11 – 14 July 2016 ~ Centre de Congrès, Lyon, France

Terra 2016

Terra 2016

Terra 2016, XIIth World Congress on Earthen Architectures, is the twelfth in a series of international events organised since 1972, bringing together academics, professionals and experts, and a broad audience around earthen architectures.

The 2016 edition will focus mainly on issues dealing with sustainable development, particularly in urban areas. This event will gather more than 800 participants from the fields of heritage conservation, archaeology, architecture and urban planning, engineering, social sciences, as well as fields related to local sustainable development and crisis intervention.

The congress is organised under the aegis of the ISCEAH Committee of ICOMOS international, in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Earthen Architecture Programme (WHEAP).


  • Theme 1: Heritage inventories and studies
  • Theme 2: Heritage conservation and management
  • Theme 3: Local culture and development
  • Theme 4: Research, experimentation, innovation
  • Theme 5: New dynamics
  • Theme 6: Knowledge transfer and capacity building

Call for Papers

For further information on the submission of abstracts for papers and the associated deadlines, please see Terra 2016 Call for Papers.

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