European Young Carpenter Contest & The Evolution Competition
Discover the contest in video!
3 winners for the French Selection of the European Young Carpenter Contest
Compagnons du Devoir apprentices Baptiste Menestrello, Nicolas Neret, and Alexis Damiens qualified from the national finals to represent France at the European Young Carpenter Contest finals in Luxembourg in the autumn of 2018.
The ten candidates were :
Alexis DAMIENS - AOCDTF
Armand GERFAUD-VALENTIN - CCCA
Lucas EVRARD – FCMB
Baptiste CORNETTE - CCCA
Charly LENORMAND - CCCA
Thomas MARIETTE - AOCDTF
Baptiste MENESTRELLO – AOCDTF
Nicolas NERET - AOCDTF
Théry SEVESTRE – FCMB
Charles WHITE – FCMB
The Evolution Contest !
- Drafting on a workstation and 3D modelling
- Machining with fixed NC machines and portable or manual tools
- A job completed in real time, accessible and stimulating to the general public
Close-up on the two prizewinning tower designs from IFB 42’s Prix d’architecture that carpentry teams will be making in the “Evolution” contest
The Àu gré du vent (‘buffeted by the wind’) project– Ginger’s team
Architect team: Audrey Bousigues, Valentin Ducros, and Laura Stoffel from the ENSAP Bordeaux and Bordeaux University establishments
Evolution contest carpentry team: Clément Blot, Aurélie Philibert, Tristan Vézin.
This observation tower is a place for learning and leisure, where users can appreciate the full value of nature, high and low. The tower is built from two main materials, timber and canvas, which give the project its own unique identity and fit in wonderfully with the host location. The cloth walls create plays of light and dark, view and sensation. From within and without, the tower is forever showing new faces.
The wooden panoramic observation tower project – Team 3T
Architect team: Tanguy Guyot and Etienne Laurent from the ENISE St-Etienne and ENSA Clermont-Ferrand establishments
Evolution contest carpentry team: Hugo Boulzaguet, Valentin Grandjean, Nicolas Loivet
This tower is scaled to match the landscape so that it only just overlooks the forest without overshadowing it, offering a 360° view from the top. A friendly-sized observation tower in dimensional harmony with its territory, accessible to all, especially nature lovers and ecotourists. This structure was designed foremost to be tough and durable, using local sustainable materials, then to respect its surroundings. That’s why it just had to be wood.