We are exited to announce that the roof is tight on our first prize winning entry “Good morning Alna”! An honourable ceremony was conducted by The Betanien Foundation, followed by a nice meal.

The practice of "topping out" a new building can be traced to the ancient Scandinavian religious rite of placing a tree atop a new building to calm down the tree-dwelling spirits displaced in its construction. A tree or leafy branch is placed on the topmost wood or iron beam, often with flags and streamers tied to it. A toast is usually drunk and sometimes workers are treated to a meal. In masonry construction the rite celebrates the bedding of the last block or brick.

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