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Tile of Spain Awards : Architecture-Interior Design

International Architectural Awards 2012

11 Jul 2013

ASCER Tile of Spain Awards for Architecture and Interior Design 2013

The prestigious German architect Matthias Sauerbruch will chair the jury

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Tile of Spain Awards Winners

ASCER Tile of Spain Awards for Architecture and Interior Design

Designs for education scoop top honours

First Prize in Architecture: A Catering College in a Former Abattoir, Medina Sidonia

First Prize in Interior Design: A Teacher Training College in Granada

The panel of judges for the Tile of Spain Awards for Architecture and Interior Design, chaired by leading architect Juan Navarro Baldeweg, have now chosen the winners of the eleventh edition of the ASCER Tile of Spain Awards, which have gained considerable prestige within the international architecture community. The awards recognise the most creative, innovative, relevant and appropriate use of Spanish ceramics in new buildings and are open to entries from around the world.

Tile of Spain Awards Winning Buildings

Catering College, Cadiz:
Catering College Medina Sidonia - Tile of Spain Awards 2012
photo : Fernando Alda

Catering College Medina Sidonia
photo : Fernando Alda

First prize in the Architecture category was given to thenew Catering College housed within the compound of a former abattoir (in Medina Sidonia, Cadiz) by Sol 89 architects (María González García and Juanjo López de la Cruz).

Teacher Training College Granada - Tile of Spain Awards 2012 Teacher Training College Granada Teacher Training College Granada
photos : Fernando Alda

Sol 89 “sheltered” the new building under a series of dynamic, angular roofs, sympathetically clad in 13×13 cm ceramic tiles. Also,12×25 cm ceramics by Exagres were used extensively for the floors and walls of the school kitchen facilities. The judges were unanimous that “this project displayed a strong awareness of the current context, resulting in a resource-economic design which demonstrated an outstanding sense of tact and appropriateness”.

Teacher Training College, Granada:
Teacher Training College Granada
photo : Jesús Granada

First prize in the Interior Design category went to the ‘Teacher Training College’ by Ramón Fernández-Alonso Borrajo in Granada in the Southeast of Spain.

Teacher Training College Granada Teacher Training College Granada Teacher Training College Granada
photos : Jesús Granadas

The judges stressed the “original feature of bringing ceramic tiles from the exterior into the interior of the building.” The project makes powerful use of bespoke advanced ceramics by Spanish company Decorativa (a renowned leader in architectural tiles) which have been applied to the magnificent ventilated façade of the building and then elegantly continued as a motif to the interior ceilings.

Remodelling of Plaza Mayor and Projection over the Duero, Almazan:
Remodelling of Plaza Mayor and Projection over the Duero, Almazan Remodelling of Plaza Mayor - Tile of Spain Awards 2012 Remodelling of Plaza Mayor Almazan Plaza Mayor Almazan
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Special mention for Architecture was awarded to a project entitled ‘Remodelling of Plaza Mayor and Projection over the Duero’ in Almazan by Churtichaga+Quadra-Salcedo Arquitectos. The Plaza Mayor, surrounded by monumental buildings in the centre of this historic Spanish town, was covered with high traffic and frost resistant 30x8x6cm extruded ceramics with terracotta effects, specially developed by Decorativa. The judges highlighted “the bold, sweeping gesture of emptying a square and the use of the material in earth tones to create an atmosphere of serenity”.

Final Year Project Category
Finally, the Tile of Spain Awards also include a category for the Best Final Year Project by undergraduates at Architecture Schools, in which the use of ceramic tiles plays a predominant role. Particularly worthy of mention is the fact that this year, two of the four projects that received special mentions were the work of students from schools outside Spain.

First prize was awarded to “A meeting of fabrics – l’unité flottante, inhabiting the Alexander” by Mª Dolores Parrilla Ayuso from the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM).

Recognising the high quality of entries, the judges also awarded four special mentions to the following projects:

– “The Lost Tanka Archipelago” by Michelle Lam, a Master of Architecture student at University College London.
– “Cemetery – Island in Fleves, Greece” by Ángela Juarranz Serrano from the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM)
– “New value” by Benjamin Reynolds from Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.
– “Revitalising Lisbon’s former cinema-theatres” by Ana González Pérez from the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM).

More than a decade of Tile of Spain Awards
The success of the Tile of Spain Awards, now in their eleventh year, has earned this event an excellent reputation within the international architecture community, both for the prestige of the judging panels and the standard of the winning projects.

This year the panel was chaired by leading architect Juan Navarro Baldeweg and joining him were architects Luis Martínez Santa-María; Francisco Aires Mateus from Portugal; Joseph Grima, editor of Domus magazine; international designer Matali Crasset; architecture critic from El País newspaper, Anatxu Zabalbeascoa; and Ramón Monfort, from the Castellón College of Architects.

Architecture and Interior Design make up the two main categories of the Tile of Spain Awards, each with cash prizes worth €18,000. There is also a Final Year Project category targeting students of architecture, with €6,000 in prizes. The Awards are sponsored by Vodafone España, Endesa and PortValencia.

The Awards have evolved considerably thanks to the rising standard of the projects presented and the stature of the judging panels. Some recent award winners in the Architecture category include the Promenade at Benidorm’s Poniente Beach (by Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Martí Galí, OAB Office of Architecture in Barcelona), the Refurbishment of Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona (by Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue, EMBT Arquitectes), the Peñíscola Convention Centre (by Paredes-Pedrosa Arquitectos), MUCA, the Auditorium and Music Centre in Algueña, the Castilla-La Mancha Archives by Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra, the remodelling of San Vicente de Burriana Street in Castellón, and the Spanish Pavilion at Expo Zaragoza 2008.

21 Aug 2012

Tile of Spain Awards

Open call for the 11th Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture-Interior Design


The prestigious architect Juan Navarro Baldeweg will chair the jury, which will be formed by the architects Francisco Aires Mateus, Luis Martínez Santa-María, Joseph Grima, Ramón Monfort, the French designer Matali Crasset and the journalist Anatxu Zabalbeascoa.

The total prize fund is 42,000 Euros for three categories: Architecture, Interior Design and Degree Project in Architecture

All information regarding the awards is online at www.tileofspainawards.com

The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) has launched the 11th edition of the competition that celebrates the most creative use of Spanish tiles in architectural and interior design projects around the world.

As every year, the jury comprises prominent Spanish and international professionals. In this edition, the chairman is the world renowned Spanish architect Juan Navarro Baldeweg who is accompanied by a select group of experts: The Portuguese architect Francisco Aires Mateus; Luis Martínez Santa-María professor of projects in the Technical Architecture School in Madrid; Joseph Grima director of the design and architecture magazine Domus; the French designer Matali Crasset, the cultural journalist of El País, Anatxu Zabalbeascoa and Ramón Monfort, of the Architects Association.

Registration is open for applicants from around the world and the deadline for submitting projects is the 23rd of October 2012. Nominations will be announced in November 2012. The Awards offer a total prize fund of 42,000 Euros, divided between three categories. The two main categories are Architecture and Interior Design, each awarded 18,000 Euros. The main requirement for participation is that the projects must use tiles made in Spain. The third category is the Degree Project, aimed at students of Architecture and it is awarded 6,000 Euros. The jury may also give two special mentions in each category.

The competition rules and the application form for registration can be found at: www.tileofspainawards.com together with further information on the current and previous editions of the awards.

Selection of awarded and distinguished projects for the 10th edition of the Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture/Interior Design:

Metro Station Fira 2 in Barcelona by Toyo Ito – Special mention : Interior Design:
Metro Station Fira 2  - Tile of Spain Awards 2012 Metro Station Fira 2 Barcelona
photos © Gori_Salva

MUCA Auditorium and Music Complex in Alicante by Studio COR – Winner : Architecture:
MUCA Auditorium and Music Complex  - Tile of Spain Awards 2012 MUCA Auditorium and Music Complex in Alicante
photos © David Frutos

Casa Collage in Girona by Bosch-Capdeferro – Winner : Interior Design:
Casa Collage  - Tile of Spain Awards 2012 Casa Collage in Girona
photos : Jose Hevia

Leading architects take part in the ASCER Awards

In previous editions distinguished professionals have been part of the jury, including Alberto Campo Baeza, William J.R. Curtis, Terence Riley, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Carlos Ferrater, Luís Moreno Mansilla, Patxi Mangado, Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra, Mathías Klotz and Benedetta Tagliabue.

There is significant growth in use of ceramics in architecture and interior design, increasingly professionals are choosing high-performance tiles in a variety of applications for key projects. In recent years the competition has awarded a wide range of projects, recognizing the versatility of this material. MUCA designed by COR Studio and the Casa Collage in Girona by Bosch-Capdeferro were the last year’s prize winners.

In 2010, Jaume and Eugeni Bach, won the prize with a residential building project in Barcelona. Carlos Ferrater (Spanish National Architecture Award) and Xavier Martí, were awarded 2009 for the Benidorm West Beach Promenade; the architect Patxi Mangado was honoured, in 2007 for the Spanish Pavilion in Expo Zaragoza, for which he also won the National Prize for Architecture awarded by the Spanish Superior Council of Architects Associations.

Other awarded projects were: the Archive of Castilla la Mancha in Toledo by Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra; the rehabilitation of Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona by Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue; the Spanish Pavilion at the Aichi Expo in Japan by Alejandro Zaera and Farshid Moussavi; the remodelling of San Vicente Street in Burriana by Jose Duran; and the Congress Palace in Peñíscola by Ángela García Paredes and Ignacio García Pedrosa.

About the President of the Jury: Juan Navarro Baldeweg

Juan Navarro Baldeweg is a Spanish architect from Santander. Architecture PhD, he has been teaching at the School of Architecture of the Technical University of Madrid (ETSAM) and he has been invited as a Guest Professor in prominent International Universities like Pennsylvania (1987), Yale (1990), Princeton (1992) and Harvard (1997).Currently, he is Honorary Professor at the UPM, Honorary Fellow of AIA (2001) and Permanent Member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in San Fernando, Spain (2003).

Navarro Baldeweg has been awarded with the National Fine Arts Prize (1990), the Golden Medal of Merit in Fine Arts (2007), the Architecture Award in the 10th Spanish biennial of Architecture (2009) and the special prize to his career in the Latin-American and Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (2012).

Throughout his career Baldeweg won numerous architectural design competitions including for projects such as the Castilla y León Convention Center in Salamanca (1985), the Olympic Village Training Pavilion in Barcelona (1988), the Congress Center of Salzburg (1992), the Museum for the Salvador Allende Collection in Santiago de Chile (1993), the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in Rome (1995), the Cultural Center in Benidorm (1997) and the Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos (2000).

Closing date for entries:
23 Oct 2012

All documents should be delivered to ASCER’s offices at the following address:
ASCER (Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association) – Ginjols, 3 – 12003 Castellón (SPAIN)
For further information www.tileofspainawards.com

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