The Tile of Spain Awards 2020, organized by ASCER (Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufactures’ Associations), has recently announced the winners of the 19th edition. Tile of Spain Awards is an association that represents more than 125 Spanish tile manufacturers. It is held every year to promote the use of Spanish ceramic tiles in architecture and interior design projects (both in Spain and abroad). SURFACES REPORTER (SR) feels glad to share the list of winning projects that are awarded for using the best use of Tiles in Architecture and Design at 2020 Tile of Spain Awards.
This time, the prestigious Japanese architect. Kengo Kuma, founding of the prestigious Tokyo-based firm KKAA – Kengo Kuma & Associates chaired the esteemed panel of judges that included Javier Villar Ruiz (KKAA), Jonathan Arnabat (Arquitectura-G), Izaskum Chinchilla, Daria de Seta (Garcés-de Seta-Bonet) and Lázaro Rosa-Violán. The esteemed jury discussed on Thursday and finalised the winner in each category. Take a look at the winning projects:
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Winning Architecture Project:"Casa Ter" by Mesura Studio
Spanish architecture studio Mesura designed Casa Ter- a rural retreat for a single-family-by taking inspiration from the local vernacular and landscape. What moved judges was its connection with the surroundings. It was built entirely of concrete and large elongated ceramic pieces. Both of the building materials were manufactured with natural clay from nearby La Bisbal, Spain. The project is a unique indoor-outdoor living concept.
The Young Old House
Other special mentions were "The Young Old House" by Enrique Espinosa & Lys Villalba and "Runnymede College Campus" by Rojo/Fernández-Shaw and
Runnymede College Campus
Wining Interior Project: "Atlantis Gastrobar" by Arantxa Manrique
It is a small gastrobar designed by Barcelona-based architecture firm Arantxa Manrique Arquitectes. Named Atlantis Gastrobar, this small lounge is covered by shiny ceramic tiles. The jury was attracted by the electric blue bar’s design that incorporates ceramic subway tiles to add volume and height to this small place.
Tienda Camper La Roca
Special mentions in the interior projects are "Tienda Camper La Roca" by Tomás Alonso and "6 Viviendas en Cabrera de Mar" by TWOBO Arquitectura
6 Viviendas en Cabrera de Mar"
Wining Final Degree Project: "Propuesta Para un Centro de MENAS" by Andrea Puebla Yubero of CEU San Pablo Madrid
The project was praised by the jury for its proposal for a study and interpretation of “impluvium building" beyond the old and customary method of constructing a Mediterranean style patio to gain excess rain water.
Patios de Agua Y Olivos
Special mentions as a Final Degree Project were "Patios de Agua y Olivos" by Alba Jiménex of ETSA Granada and "Salam Bir" by Eduardo Casado López of ETSA Madrid.
Prize Fund for Each Category
The Tile of Spain Awards have a prize fund of €39,000 ($44,082) shared between three categories.
The two main Architecture and Interior Design categories, each have cash prizes of €17,000 ($19,214).
Special mentions may also be made in both categories, based on the judges criteria.
The Final Degree Project award has a cash prize of€5,000 ($5,625).
The next Tile of Spain Awards Ceremony will be held in Valencia during CEVISAMA 2021.
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