Hotel & Restaurant in Triana | Photo credit: Jesús Granada

Tile of Spain Awards 2019

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.

Institute Research Sant Pau Pich Architects BarcelonaInstitute Research San Pau Pic Architects Barcelona

Institute Research San Pau Pic Architects Barcelona
Santa Creu & Sant Pau Hospital Research Centre | Photo credit: Aldo Amoretti

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.

Hotel & Restaurant in Triana | Photo credit: Jesús Granada

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Hotel & Restaurant in Triana | Photo credit: Jesús Granada

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.

Trinitat Nova neighborhood center | Photo credit: Jordi Surroca

Trinitat Nova neighborhood center | Photo credit: Jordi Surroca
Trinitat Nova neighborhood center | Photo credit: Jordi Surroca

COR & ASOCIADOS

Museum to house the natural collections of the University of Alicante | Photo credit: David Frutos
Museum to house the natural collections of the University of Alicante | Photo credit: David Frutos

The ceremony will take place on 04/02/20.

Tile of Spain Awards

A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, January 2020.

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