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Freyssinet sponsors the 2016 Eugène Freyssinet Trophy and its new prize for students


The Association Eugène Freyssinet, with sponsorship from Freyssinet, is organising the third Eugène Freyssinet Trophy awards. Among others, these awards will recognise students from French institutions and universities who have designed works that further the art of building.

The 2016 Eugène Freyssinet Trophy awards will include a new prize aimed at recognising students from French institutions and universities who have designed works that further the art of building. The work must have been completed during the 2014/2015 or 2015/2016 academic years as part of a final year placement. The Panel will focus particularly on candidates' intellectual rigour, quest for progress and technical curiosity.

If you would like to be a candidate for the Eugène Freyssinet Trophy Student Award, simply register your interest on thewww.eugenefreyssinet.com/2016 web site and upload your full application by 15 July 2016 at the latest.



All applications will be examined by a Selection Committee chaired by Freyssinet's Technical Director, Erik Mellier. Short-listed applications will then be considered by the Panel, chaired by Michel Virlogeux. The prizes will be awarded at a ceremony to be held in Paris in late 2016. The winner of the Student Award will receive a cheque for 1,000 euros.

The Eugène Freyssinet Trophy was set up in 2011. It aims to honour and reward those who have advanced the art of building through creativity, bold innovation and a desire for progress, as inspired by the teachings of Eugène Freyssinet. In addition to the Student Award, the following prizes will also be awarded at the 2016 Eugène Freyssinet Trophy ceremony:
- two Grand Prizes in recognition of the careers of two leading figures, one French and one foreign,
- Prizes to honour the designers of structures or works inspired by the spirit of Eugène Freyssinet.

Website

Visit eugenefreyssinet.com/2016 for detailed information about the Eugène Freyssinet Trophy, the rules of the competition, a poster and a history of previous awards (in French).

The Association Eugène Freyssinet

The Association pour la Mémoire et le Rayonnement des Travaux d'Eugène Freyssinet was created in 1992 to commemorate and celebrate the great man's work. Founders Patrick Ponthier, Jean-Marc Tassin and Philippe Guiony, who all hail from near Objat, the village in the Corrèze region where Eugène Freyssinet was born, wanted to spread the word about one of their own. The Association is independent of any private or public body and aims to honour the memory of Eugène Freyssinet, engineer and inventor of prestressing, in France and throughout the world. www.efreyssinet-association.com

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