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2015 BigMat International Architecture Award

Awards Ceremony in BOLLE Festsäle building in Berlin, Germany – Winner

26 Nov 2015

2015 BigMat International Architecture Award

The BigMat Group distributors of construction materials has announced the winners of its 2015 BigMat International Architecture Award, in its second international edition.

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Photograph: Vincent Urbani

The awards ceremony took place on Friday, November 20th, at the BOLLE Festsäle building in Berlin, Germany, in the presence of the 18 teams of architects competing for the top prize, the members of the international panel of judges and the companies making up the BigMat Group.

Out of a list of 750 projects from 6 European countries (Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain), the panel of judges chaired by Jesús Aparicio and comprising Olivier Bastin (Belgium), Martin Rajnis (Czech Republic), Henri Ciriani (France), Francesco Dal Co (Italy), Manuel Aires Mateus (Portugal), Antonio Ortiz (Spain) and the Awards Secretary, Jesús Donaire, decided to give the BigMat ’15 International Architecture Award to the office building located in Zamora, Spain, by the Campo Baeza Architecture Studio.

With respect to the winning design, the judges highlighted “… the correctness of the attitude adopted in order to resolve a modern-day programme in that they have been able to combine very wisely the contemporary nature of the building with a respectful understanding of its existing surroundings …”. The Grand Prize was awarded by the President of BigMat International, Claude Coutant.

The rest of the winning projects are listed below:

• BigMat ’15 International Architecture Award Grand Prize (30,000 euros) for the Office building in Zamora, Spain, by the Campo Baeza Architecture Studio.

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photograph : Javier Callejas

• BigMat ’15 National Prize in Belgium (5,000 euros) for the KAU Gymnasium in Court Saint Étienne, Belgium, by URA Architects.

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photograph : Filip Dujardin

• BigMat ’15 National Prize in the Czech Republic (5,000 euros) for the
Facilities for a Biotope in Honětice, Czech Republic by Prokš Přikryl architekti.

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photograph : Prokš Přikryl architekti

• BigMat ’15 National Prize in France (5,000 euros) for The Ring of Remembrance in Notre-Dame de Lorette, France, by the Agence d’Architecture Philippe Prost.

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photograph: Aitor Ortiz

• BigMat ’15 National Prize in Italy (5,000 euros) for La Pedevilla Pliscia 13 in Enneberg, Italy, by Pedevilla Architects.

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photograph : Gustav Willeit

• BigMat ’15 National Prize in Portugal (5,000 euros) for the Casa Da Severa in Lisbon, Portugal, by José Adrião Arquitectos.

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photograph : Hugo Santos Silva

• Among the 18 projects qualifying for the final, the BigMat ’15 Special Mention for Young Architects was awarded to the Dialogue between Matter and Landscape in Nozay, France, by a+ samueldelmas architectes urbanistes.

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photograph : Julien Lanoo

• The twelve projects listed below have all received a BigMat ’15 Prize as the runners-up in the competition (1,500 euros):

Liège Theatre, Liège, by Atelier d’architecture Pierre Hebbelinck et Pierre de Wit.
Water Tower construction, Ghlin, by V+ / Vers plus de bien-être.

Czech Republic:
Centre for Renovation of 20th Century Architectural Heritage, Brno by ARCHTEAM.
Revitalization of the “Maxipes Fík” Riverbank, Kadaň, by Projektil Architekti.

Euravenir Tower, Lille, by LAN Architecture.
Dialogue between Matter and Landscape, in Nozay, by a+ samueldelmas architectes urbanistes.

Faber Headquarters, Cividale Del Friuli, by GEZA Gri e Zucchi Architetti Associati.
Technopole for Industrial Research: Shed 19 of Ex “Officine Reggiane” industrial area, Reggio Emilia, by Andrea Oliva Architetto – Studio Cittarchitettura.

House in São Francisco da Serra, São Francisco Da Serra, by Giorgio Santagostino and Monica Margarido.
The Dovecote, Braga, by AZO Sequeira Arquitectos Associados.

Sotogrande Sailing School, Sotogrande, Cádiz, by Héctor Fernández Elorza + Carlos García Fernández.
Public Space, “La Lira” Theatre, Ripoll, Girona, by RCR arquitectes.

2015 BigMat International Architecture Award images / information received 261115

Location:Berlin, Germany

Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate 2013

David Chipperfield wins Praemium Imperiale
Architectural Laureate of the Praemium Imperiale 2013
David Chipperfield
photo © Nick Knight
David Chipperfield is announced as the Architectural Laureate for the 2013 edition of the Japan Art Association’s Praemium Imperiale. The award will be presented by HIH Prince Hitachi, brother of Emperor Akihito, at a ceremony in Tokyo on 16 October 2013.
David Chipperfield Architect

Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate 2012

Henning Larsen wins Praemium Imperiale
Henning Larsen Architect
photo : Agnete Schlichtkrull

The Praemium Imperiale is a global arts prize awarded annually by the Japan Art Association. Now in its 24th year, since its inauguration in 1989 it has become a mark of the highest international distinction for achievement in the arts. The awards honour individuals from all over the world who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of the arts and are made in five categories – Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Music and Theatre/film.

Henning Larsen
Moesgård Museum Building
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Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate Past Winners

Ricardo Legorreta wins Praemium Imperiale in 2011
Ricardo Legorreta
photograph of Ricardo Legorreta from B&Q
Praemium Imperiale 2011

Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate 2011 winner : architect Ricardo Legorreta

Toyo Ito wins Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate for 2010
Serpentine Pavilion Toyo Ito
photograph © 2007 Deborah Bullen
Praemium Imperiale 2010

Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate 2010 winner : architect Toyo Ito

Zaha Hadid wins Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate for 2009
Zaha Hadid
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Praemium Imperiale 2009

Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate 2009 winner : architect Zaha Hadid

Praemium Imperiale – Background Information

Praemium Imperiale

The Praemium Imperiale was established in 1988 to mark the centennial of the Japan Art Association and to honour the wish of the late Prince Takamatsu, its Honorary Patron for 58 years, “to contribute to enhancing and promoting the cultures and arts of the world”. As well as honouring five international artists each year, it also gives a grant to a Young Artists group, who nurture young talent.

Japan Art Association

The Japan Art Association is the oldest cultural foundation in Japan, established in 1887. It runs the Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo, and organizes and holds art exhibitions. Prince Hitachi, younger brother of the Emperor, has been its Honorary Patron since 1987. The Association has presented five Praemium Imperiale Awards every year since 1989.

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