Tile of Spain Awards 2014 – Design Contest

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Tile of Spain Awards 2014 : Architecture-Interior Design Contest

International Architectural Awards 2014

22 Jul 2014

Tile of Spain Awards 2014

Open call for the 13th Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design

The international competition celebrating the application of Spanish ceramics is now open

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Renowned architect Emilio Tuñón will chair this year’s jury, which includes architects Martha Thorne, Cino Zucchi, Anupama Kundoo, José María Sánchez, José María Márquez Cecilia and Ramón Monfort. A total prize fund of 39,000 Euros covers three categories: Architecture, Interior Design and Degree Projects in Architecture. The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) has launched the thirteenth edition of this prestigious competition.

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Registration is now open and the deadline for submissions is the 28th of October 2014. The Awards have a prize fund of 39,000 Euros divided in three categories. The two main categories are Architecture and Interior Design, each awarded 17,000 Euros. The key condition of entry is that projects submitted have use ceramic tiles made in Spain. The third category is Degree Project category, which is aimed at students of Architecture and has an award of 5,000 Euros. The jury may give two special mentions in each category.

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As with previous years, the jury comprises prominent national and international professionals.
Presiding over the panel of judges is architect Emilio Tuñón, who, together with the late Luis Moreno Mansilla, founded a studio that has been recognised with esteemed prizes such as the Mies van der Rohe Award and the Spanish National Architecture Award. Also on the jury is Italian architect Cino Zucchi; the executive director of the Pritzker Awards Martha Thorne; the Indian-born architect Anupama Kundoo; rising star José María Sánchez (recent winner of the BSI Swiss Architectural Award which acknowledges architects under 50 years of age whose work has contributed to improving theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary architecture); Fernando Márquez Cecilia, editor and director of El Croquis architecture journal; and the Castellón-based architect Ramón Monfort.

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

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The Tile of Spain Awards
Now in their 13th year, the awards have a proud record of involving leading lights of the international architecture community in recognition of creativity in the built environment. In previous editions many distinguished professionals have joined the judging panel, for example Juan Navarro Baldeweg, William J.R. Curtis, Terence Riley, Alberto Campo Baeza, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Mathías Klotz, Carlos Ferrater, Luís Moreno Mansilla, Patxi Mangado, Manuel Gallego, Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra, and Benedetta Tagliabue.

There is a flourishing preference and appreciation for the use of ceramics in architecture and interior design. Increasingly, acclaimed professionals are choosing ceramic tiles to enhance their most significant works.

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In recent years the competition has awarded a wide range of projects, recognizing the versatility of this material. Last year prizes were awarded to the “Remodelling Work on la Riera de la Salut” and “Casa Luz. A single family home in Cilleros.”

Awarded projects in previous editions have included: Catering School in a Former Abattoir, Granada’s Teacher Training College, MUCA (Auditorium and Music House); Casa Collage in Girona; a residential building project in Barcelona by Bach arquitectes; the Benidorm West Beach Promenade; the rehabilitation of Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona by Miralles-Tagliabue; the Spanish Pavilion in Expo Zaragoza (2008) and in the Aichi Expo in Japan (2005), etc.

Closing date for entries: 28th October 2014

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For further information visit http://www.tileofspainawards.com or contact premios@ascer.es

Tile of Spain Awards 2014 images / information received 22 Jul 2014


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Spanish Architecture

European Architecture

Tile of Spain Event, London

Contemporary Interiors

European Copper Architecture Awards

Stirling Prize




Architecture in Spain

Museo de al Memoria de Andalucía, Granada, southern Spain
Alberto Campo Baeza
Andalusia Museum of Memory
photo : Javier Callejas

Museo de al Memoria de Andalucía

Merida Factory Youth Movement, western Spain
Jose Selgas, Lucia Cano, architects
Merida Building
image from selgascano

Merida Youth Factory

Centro Niemeyer, Avilés Oscar Niemeyer architect
Centro Niemeyer
photo : Ángel Navarrete

Centro Niemeyer

Spanish Architects

Pritzker Prize

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Tile of Spain Awards 2014