01 Oct
28 Oct
TILE OF SPAIN AWARDS
TILE OF SPAIN AWARDS
TILE OF SPAIN AWARDS
TILE OF SPAIN AWARDS
TILE OF SPAIN AWARDS

TILE OF SPAIN AWARDS

Ronda Est, 29, 12003 Castelló de la Plana, Castelló, Spain, Castelló de la Plana, Spain
ASCER (the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association) has announced a new edition of the Tile of Spain Architecture and Interior Design and Final Degree Project Awards. The magnificent panel of judges for this fourteenth edition of the awards is made up of internationally-acclaimed professionals working in the architecture and design sectors. Chairing the panel is the architect Víctor López Cotelo, who recently received the 2015 Spanish Architecture Award. He is joined by the Italian architect Laura Andreini, co-founder of Archea Associatti studio; Marcos Cruz, a Portuguese architect and co-founder of the marcosandmarjan studio; Juan Domingo Santos, architect and Projects lecturer at the Granada School; Édgar González; an architect and editor-in-chief of edgargonzalez.com, one of architecture’s leading blogs; Isabel López Vilalta, an interior designer and founder of the Isabel López & Asociados studio; and the Castellón-based architect Ramón Monfort. The registration is open and the deadline for handing in the projects is on the 28th of October 2015. The Awards have a prize fund of 39,000 Euros divided in three categories. The two main categories are Architecture and Interior Design, each one is awarded 17,000 Euros. The main requirement to participate is that the projects use ceramic tiles made in Spain. The third category is Degree Project category, which is aimed to students of Architecture and it is awarded 5,000 Euros. The jury may give two special mentions in each category as it considers the projects to be rewarded. The rules for the competition and the application form for registration can be found on the website www.tileofspainawards.com where it is also available all the information regarding the current and previous editions. In previous editions distinguished professionals have been part of the jury like Emilio Tuñón, Manuel Gallego, Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Alberto Campo Baeza, William J.R. Curtis, Terence Riley, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Carlos Ferrater, Luís Moreno Mansilla, Patxi Mangado, Manuel Gallego, Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra, Mathías Klotz and Benedetta Tagliabue. The best architects take part in ASCER Awards There is an increasing bias towards the use of ceramics in architecture and interior design. More and more often, acclaimed professionals choose ceramic tiles in in some of their most significant works. In recent years the competition has awarded a wide range of projects, recognizing the versatility of this material. Last year prizes went to the Portuguese studio CAMARIM for the project “House in Principe Real” of a rehabilitation of a building in the historic center of the city of Lisboa; and in the Interiorism category the prize went to the restoration of the “Palau-Castell” in Betxí (Castellón) by the young studio El Fabricante de Espheras. Other awarded projects in previous editions were: Remodelling Work on la Riera de la Salut”; “Casa Luz. A single family home in Cilleros”; Catering School in a Former Abattoir, Granada’s Teacher Training College, MUCA (Auditorium and Music House); Casa Collage in Girona; a residential building project in Barcelona by Bach arquitectes; the Benidorm West Beach Promenade; the rehabilitation of Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona by Miralles-Tagliabue; the Spanish Pavilion in Expo Zaragoza (2008) and in the Aichi Expo in Japan (2005), etc Download of images, plans and memos of the prizewinning projects in 2014 at: www.dossierpremiosceramica.com About the panel of judges Chairman: Víctor López Cotelo Born in Madrid in 1947, he qualified as an architect at the Madrid School of Architecture in 1969. He worked in Munich from 1970 to 1972, when he joined Alejandro de la Sota’s studio, where he remained until 1979, before embarking on his solo career. López Cotelo recently received the 2015 Spanish Architecture Award for his project to convert Granada’s former Military Hospital into the city’s School of Architecture. Between 1983 and 1986 he lectured at the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSA) in the Projects Department, and in 1993 was a guest lecturer for Projects at the Technische Universität München (TUM) in Munich, and in 1995 was appointed Chair of the School’s Projects Department. He has also taught seminars and lectured at various European schools of architecture. His work has been featured in various Spanish and international exhibitions and publications, including, in 1987, the COAM Prize awarded by Valdelaguna Town Council. In 1990 he was shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Mies van der Rohe’ Award for his work on Zaragoza’s Public Library and a year later received the ‘García Mercadal’ Award. In 1996 he was awarded the COAM Design Prize for his work on the area around El Escorial Monastery. In 1997 he was a finalist in the Spanish Architecture Biennial and also obtained the Madrid Autonomous Community’s ‘Churriguera Award’ for Urban Planning. Further recognition came in 1998 with the Award for Architectural Quality from the Autonomous Community of Madrid, and with the tender for the Granada School of Architecture. Furthermore, in 1999 he won the tender for the new headquarters for the Spanish Film Archives in Madrid. In 2003 he received the ‘Manuel de la Dehesa’ Award at the 7th Edition of the Spanish Architecture Biennial. His work was exhibited at the 11th Edition of the Venice Architecture Biennial in 2008 and a year later he obtained the 4th Enor Grand Prize for the Iberian Peninsula and the 11th Saloni Award for his project for a single family home in the complex of the former Ribera de San Lorenzo Tannery, in Puente Sarela in Santiago de Compostela. Laura Andreini A founding partner of the Archea Associatti studio in Florence, in 1990 she graduated with honours at the Florence Faculty of Architecture, where she went on to obtain her PhD. In 1992 she embarked on an intense teaching career, which she has continued in recent years, combining it with her work as an architect and researcher. The Archea studio’s project for the ‘Antinori Winery’ was shortlisted as a finalist in the latest edition of the Mies van der Rohe awards, the most prestigious in Europe in this field. The studio is renowned for its use of ceramic tiles, which feature prominently both in this project and others, such as the Church of Mercy in Terranuova Bracciolini (Arezza), or the Nembro Library (Bergamo). The Archea Associati studio was founded in Florence in 1988 by Laura Andreini, Marco Casamonti and Giovanni Polazzi, and today has evolved into a network of more than 80 architects working in six different cities – Milan, Rome, Beijing, Dubai, São Paolo and Florence. In 1999 the founding partners were joined by Silvia Fabi, who coordinates the design activities. Marcos Cruz In 2000 this Portuguese architect co-founded the marcosandmarjan studio, whose works have been widely exhibited at numerous events, including the Venice and São Paolo biennials, as well as two major individual exhibitions in Hamburg and Braunschweig. Marcos Cruz boasts ample teaching experience at international schools such as The Bartlett, where he was Dean until 2014, the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in Barcelona, but especially University College London, where he was head of the MArch Unit 20 for more than 14 years . As co-founder of Syn.de.Bio and BiotA Lab he has researched design based not only on progress in computing, but also in biotechnology and synthetic biology, fields which he is convinced are bringing about radical changes that will revolutionise the future of architecture. Juan Domingo Santos Architect and a Projects lecturer at the Granada School of Architecture, and he has been a visiting lecturer at several foreign school pf architecture including Lausanne (Switzerland); Lisbon (Portugal); Cottbus and Dresden (Germany); San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador); Columbia University, New York, USA; Guadalajara (Mexico); etc. Currently he is lecturer at the Technische Universität München, Germany. He has also taught at many Spanish schools including the Navarra, Barcelona and Madrid Schools of Architecture, amongst others. He follows a research line concerning landscapes undergoing transformation and architectural operations on heritage buildings. His work has been displayed at exhibitions in Spain and abroad including the 7th Biennale di Architettura di Venice; On Site, New Architecture in Spain organized by the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, and the Spanish Architecture Biennale (93-94), amongst others, and he has been nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Prizes (2007), ECOLA Awars (2010, 2012) and selected in the XXI Spanish Bienal of Architecture and Urbanism 2011. His project Water Museum in Lanjarón has been awared with the Gran Premio ENOR of Architecture (2011) and selected in the VIII Iberoamerican Bienal of Architecture and Urbanism (2012). Recently has won the International Competiton “Atrio de la Alhambra” in collaboration with Alvaro Siza. Édgar González For the last 12 years, Edgar González, architect, exhibition coordinator and cultural agent, etc.,has run edgargonzalez.com, a major reference in the dissemination of architecture and its related fields. His blog receives more than 4 million visits a year. Édgar González has worked for The Economist, The Guardian, Phaidon, Architectural Association (AA Publications) and Zaha Hadid Architects. A lecturer in Projects, Architectural Narrative, Digital Production and Information Drawing, he has lectured at the European University in Madrid, Architectural Association London, IE University, Alicante University, Istituto Europeo di Design and Madrid’s Polytechnic University. His articles have been published in the major art and architecture journals, and he is a speaker on a range of subjects including Innovation, Smart Cities, Design Thinking, Technology and Communication from the perspective of Design and Architecture. Isabel López Vilalta With a career of more than 30 years in architecture, design and interior design, for almost 20 years she was the co-author for the design of all the restaurants in the Tragaluz Group. She also boasts long-standing teaching experience, and has lectured and taught on master’s degrees at various universities in Europe and Latin America. Her design projects include the Eme (Seville) and Omm (Barcelona) hotels, and restaurants such as El Celler de Can Roca (Girona), O’Pazo, El Pescador y Filandón (Madrid); Bravo 24, Bar Eclipse, part of London‘s Ignite Group, and Salt (Lounge + Beach Club + Events) at the Hotel W (Barcelona), Aldaba and New York Burger (Madrid), Ses Escoles (Ibiza) as well as OhBo, Barton and Tandoor (Barcelona). Other projects include the Pascual Maragall Foundation headquarters, (Barcelona) and the Banco de Sabadell offices (Sant Cugat del Vallès). She has also designed a number of stores including Camper Together (Bologna, Istanbul and Seattle), Ulloa Óptico (Madrid), Santa Eulàlia and Gonzalo Comella (Barcelona). She has received many accolades, including the 2005 Conde Nast Award Europe, Design Awards 2005, Travel + Leisure (New York), for the Hotel Omm. In 2008 she received a Best of Year Award from the New York magazine Interior Design for the Eme Hotel. She has also been a finalist for the Fashion, Art and Design (FAD) and the FAD Opinion Award on numerous occasions. Closing date for entries: 28th October 2015 For further information visit http://www.tileofspainawards.com or contact premios@ascer.es premios@ascer.es ASCER (Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association) C/ Ginjols, 3 - 12003 Castellón (ESPAÑA) premios@ascer.es
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