AWARDS _ The panel of judges for the Tile of Spain Awards for Architecture and Interior Design, chaired by Manuel Gallego, has decided the winners of the twelfth edition of these awards, which boast a consolidated reputation among the architecture community.
The panel of judges was made up of Manuel Gallego, Ignacio García Pedrosa, Francisco Freire, Luca Molinari, Tomás Alonso and Ramón Monfort.
For the first prize in the Architecture category the judges particularly valued the “Remodelling Work on Riera de la Salut” by Pol Femenias Ureña for a large scale intervention through the repetition and arrangement of small ceramic tiles that successfully create urban elements such as latticework or walls and provide individual answers for a range of situations. Affordable elements offering creative solutions that add quality and value, enhancing a space within the city.
First prize in the Interior Design category, the single family home “Casa Luz” is the work of the young ARQUITECTURA-G.
In this case the judges particularly liked the idea of inserting a new interior inside an existing building, thereby creating an elegant yet simple architectural solution for the house. The sense of a quality setting is achieved through the highly specific and coherent use of ceramic tiles which generate a warm environment. Integration is achieved through the use of building systems and textures that create a sense of continuity with the existing architecture.
First prize in the Degree Project category went to Gohar Manrique San Pedro for his project entitled “Research Centre for the Promotion and Conservation of the Heritage of New Gourna (Luxor, Egypt)”.
The judges highlighted the “rigour, development and coherence of a project whose principal difficulty lay in creating a contextual language with the existing constructions, achieved through the use of structural and building systems based entirely on ceramic elements”.