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Training course & Discovery days - Registration is open for training courses around raw earth construction

From May 25 to 28, 2021, in the Parc des Ateliers, Atelier Luma in collaboration with BC Materials organize a series of workshops around each material developed in the framework of the rehabilitation of a building of the Parc des Ateliers: Lot 8.

The first course Building with Raw Earth and our discovery days will allow you to discover the potential of raw earth as a building material.

You have the option of registering for one or more Discovery Days or taking the Discovery Course which includes all four Discovery Days.

Day 1 - Tuesday, May 25, 2021: Research and development of raw earth

Day 2 - Wednesday, May 26, 2021: Pisé

Day 3 - Thursday, May 27, 2021: Raw earth brick

Day 4 - Friday May 28, 2021: Clay plaster

From autumn 2021, you will have the possibility to improve your knowledge with 5-day courses on this building material.

This training course and the discovery days are part of the Lot 8 project.

The project Lot 8 is the rehabilitation of a building located in the Parc des Ateliers. This building will become the new home of Atelier Luma. The project, developed in collaboration with BC Architects and Assemble, uses the design process to critically investigate the role of design and materials in uncertain times.

By mapping the Arles region, the Lot 8 team has identified a wide variety of resources and know-how in order to reconstitute building materials based upon the principles of non-extractivist architecture.

This training is organized with the Pôle Culture & Patrimoines which will allow you to benefit from your training rights.

More information on the program, the fees, the practical information at this link.

Registration deadline: May 11, 2021

Contact: formation-atelier@luma-arles.org

* Event subject to sanitary constraints


BC Materials

BC materials is a cooperative company producing building materials based on local resources and more specifically raw earth. The BC team engages in experimental projects through which they design bioregional and circular architecture, study educational and construction processes and produce new materials using local waste streams such as excavated earth.

BC materials was commissioned by Atelier Luma to create and produce materials from local resources for the construction of their future workspace in the Parc des Ateliers.

L’Atelier Kara

Founded in August 2017 by architect Timur Ersen, Atelier Kara specializes in pisé craftsmanship. Pisé is a very old construction method where raw earth is compacted in a formwork; the Atelier makes works of environmental and architectural quality. It develops new pisé construction processes, improves tools, invents and experiments with new floor and wall finishes.


Architect and artist, Isabella Breda has dedicated herself since 2006 to developing works in raw clay. She specializes in artistic renderings in interior architecture and takes advantage of her interventions to create ephemeral installations. She thinks of the architectural surface as a skin, a membrane that filters the data between the interior and the exterior and sublimates, through her work, the aesthetic and artistic value of the earth material. To her, space is a fullness that welcomes the paths of those who cross it, makes visible the coherence of the signs left by the different passages, feels the history, the life, or does not feel at all. In the earth, she leaves her imprint, suggests her passage, while giving the material the opportunity to express itself.

Briques Technic Concept

The company Briques Technic Concept is mainly born from an ethical will, from a desire to protect the environment. We are on earth to live, limiting as much as possible our impact on nature. (The sharing of knowledge and the establishment of a fair market is at the source of our concerns.)

The company was created in 2012, following the meeting between a man and a material. It is a company that is constantly innovating, both on the product and on the production processes. We are part of a process of continuous improvement and perseverance to democratize the use of the material and improve its national recognition and normative.