‘Traditional Wooden Constructions of Europe’ (TRAWCOE) is an official Leonardo da Vinci Partnership project financed by the European Commission (project period: 1st August 2013 – 31st July 2015). The programme was based on the cooperation of 9 European institutions of 7 different countries. The owner of the idea and the coordinator of the project is EK Association (ÉK Egyesület), which is a Budapest-based Hungarian architectural organization. The partnership included vocational schools, educational or professional organizations and trade representatives of carpentry.


EK Association, Budapest, Hungary (HU) – group of practising architects


GIP FCIP de Basse Normandie, Caen, France (FR) – umbrella organisation of vocational schools, woodworking department
Riga School of Arts and Crafts, Riga, Latvia (LV) – vocational school, woodworking department
Cultural and Educational Intervention Center Doctum, Granada, Spain (ES) – group of professionals in heritage and educational field
Interactive Education Association, Bals, Romania (RO) – group of professionals in educational field
Professionsbois, Alençon, France (FR) – umbrella organization of wood derived industries
Woodnet, Wadhurst, United Kingdom (UK) – partnership of woodland owners and timber processing companies
Tektum Architectural Office, Cluj Napoca (RO) – architectural office
Studio Giuseppe Sarubbi, Napoli (IT) – architectural office


KEMÜ Gáspár András Vocational School, Kecskemét, Hungary (HU)
Lycée Pierre Simon de Laplace, Caen, France (FR)
Lycée Polyvalent Albert Sorel, Honfleur, France (FR)
Lycée général, technologique et professionnel des Andaines, La Ferté Macé, France (FR)
Liceul Teoretic “Petre Pandrea”, Bals, Romania (RO)
Plumpton College, Plumpton, United Kingdom (UK)


1st Meeting (Kickoff Meeting) in Budapest, Hungary – 11th and 13th October 2013
2nd Meeting in Granada, Spain – 5th and 7th February 2014
3rd Meeting in Riga, Latvia – 9th and 11th July 2014
4th Meeting in Lewes, UK – 22nd and 24th October 2014
5th Meeting in Honfleur, France – 3rd and 5th March 2015
6th Meeting in Cluj Napoca, Romania – 6th and 10th June 2015

Selected software framework for the common project: ArchiCAD 17 for creating 3d models using teamwork method – GRAPHISOFT SE provided free educational licences (50) for the partners of the project. Unity3d educational licence was used for the virtual world experience.


Belfry of Nemesborzova (Szentendre Open-Air Museum), Upper Tisza Region, Hungary
Manor Barn of Frindsbury, Kent, UK
Roof Structure of Calvinist Church of Magyarvalkó (Valeni), Kalotaszeg (Calata) Region, Transylvania, Romania
Roof Structure of St Mary of Donnaregina Vecchia Catholic Church, Naples, Italy
Orthodox Church of Stefanesti-Leleasca, Olt County, Romania
Timber Vault of Main Nave at St. Peter & St. Paul Catholic Church, Granada, Andalusia, Spain
Windmill of Pabazu, Latvia
Facade of Caradas-house, Rouen, Upper Normandy, Frnce
House of Normandy, Honfleur, Lower Normandie, France


Prototype for Virtual Reality as an Educational Resource written by Gabor Palotas – Educational Study
Play TRAWCOE Virtual Reality Platform – Educational Tool


TRAWCOE Project was awarded with a Medal of Excellence by Tempus Public Foundation, Hungarian National Agency in 2016. It has been also selected as a Success Story by a panel of experts from the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission.