As the Tile of Spain Awards Award Ceremony approaches, it’s time to take a look at some of the most enticing designs across the Architecture category. In order to promote the use of Spanish ceramics, all entries must make significant use of them throughout their designs to be considered. The competition is open to designers both in Spain, and worldwide with the Architecture and Interior Design caterogies each offering a €17,000 prize. A €5,000 prize for Final Degree Project entrants is also offered which seeks to encourage young and aspiring students of architecture.
This year the winner in the Architecture category has gone to the PICHarchitects_Pich-Aguilera and 2BMFG Arquitectes for their work on the Santa Creu & Sant Pau Hospital Research Centre in Barcelona. The project aimed to be low-impact in as many ways as possible, specifically achieving energy efficiency, and blending into its surroundings. Encasing the building is a web of ceramic elements that effects sunlight levels and mimics the nearby historic buildings.
Runners-up included the renovation of the ancient pottery factory Montalván into a Restaurant and Hotel in Seville by AF6 Arquitectura, who produced a ceramic patchwork exterior full of exciting colours and patterns that create a showstopping facade, as well as the Museum to house the natural collections of the University of Alicante by COR Asociados Arquitectos. For this project, providing the ideal space to conserve the museum’s collections was paramount and has been achieved alongside a bright and spacious interior, and a ceramic facade intended as a modern, but highly appropriate finish.
The ceremony will take place on 04/02/20.
A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, January 2020.