The Winners of ASCER’s 17th Tile of Spain Awards

The Awards that promote the use of Spanish ceramic tiles in architecture and interior design projects

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The Winners of ASCER’s 17th Tile of Spain Awards
04/12/2018 - The Winners of ASCER’s 17th Tile of Spain Awards have been unveiled. The objective of the Tile of Spain Awards is to promote the use of Spanish ceramic tiles in architecture and interior design projects, both in Spain and abroad.
 
The new entrance to Palma’s intermodal station, designed by architect Joan Miquel Seguí Colomar, winner in the Architecture category. The project entitled “House overlooking the sea” by Xavier Martí and Lucía Ferrater receives first prize in the Interior Design category. In the Final Degree Project category, the winner was Manuel Bouzas Barcala from the Madrid School of Architecture for his project “A positive happening”.
 
The panel of judges was chaired by Jorge Silvetti, an architect born in Buenos Aires who has spent most of his career in Boston, where he was a founding partner of “Machado and Silvetti Associates”. In addition to his professional practice, Silvetti has been a faculty member of the Harvard Graduate School of Design since 1975.
 
The panel of judges also included the following architects: Elías Torres, founding partner of the José Antonio Martínez Lapeña & Elías Torres Tur Architects studio, awarded Spain’s National Prize for Architecture in 2016; Portuguese architect Ricardo Carvalho, co-founder with Joana Vilhena of the Lisbon-based studio “RCJV Architects”; Jordi Garcés, whose studio received first prize in the Interior Design category of the previous edition of these awards for the project entitled “Three metro stations on Barcelona’s L9 line”, which also received a FAD Award in 2016; Belén Moneo, co-founder of the Moneo Brock studio, where she works with partner Jeff Brock on sustainable building, urban planning and design projects; teacher and designer Mario Ruiz, winner of the 2016 edition of Spain’s National Award for Design ; and the Castelllón-born architect Ramón Monfort, a founding member of the Centre of Ceramic Design. A former President of the Castellón Regional College of Architects and Dean of the Valencia Autonomous Community’s Official College of Architects, Monfort has been a judge for all the editions of the Tile of Spain Awards held to date.
 
Winner Architecture
New entrance to Palma's intermodal station - Joan Miquel Seguí Coloma

New entrance to Palma's intermodal station - Joan Miquel Seguí Coloma

First prize in the Architecture category: “New entrance to Palma’s Intermodal Station” by Joan Miquel Seguí Coloma.
The panel of judges particularly valued the use of ceramic tiles to create a latticework effect as a defining feature for the entrance, marking the threshold between the urban space and the intermodal station’s service infrastructures. The design marks a return to the Mediterranean tradition of latticework as a filter between exteriors and a more enclosed, user-friendly area. The bold use of ceramic tiles is an ideal solution for a structural resource that is concealed from the exterior.
 
Special mentions
Laan Van Spartaan. Amsterdam Student Housing - Studioninedots

Laan Van Spartaan. Amsterdam Student Housing - Studioninedots

Laan Van Spartaan Amsterdam student housing” by Studioninedots Amsterdam. In this case, the judges highlighted the project as a means of drawing attention to the vast potential of ceramic tiles in the field of large format prefabricated elements.
Sports hall and classrooms. Francisco de Vitoria University - Alberto Campo Baeza

Sports hall and classrooms. Francisco de Vitoria University - Alberto Campo Baeza

Sports hall and classrooms. Francisco de Vitoria University” by Alberto Campo Baeza. The judges valued not only the underlying perfection of this idea, but also the outstanding precision in the use of ceramic materials that contribute to the streamlined effect of a building where neatness in the use of details is essential.
 
Interior Design category
House overlooking the sea - Xavier Martí + Lucía Ferrater

House overlooking the sea - Xavier Martí + Lucía Ferrater

House overlooking the sea” by Xavier Martí and Lucía Ferrater. The judges applauded the use of ceramic floor tiles to create a sense of connection when moving between the various spaces and levels, forming a harmonious continuum with the other materials featured.
Casa Artium - Torrado Arquitectura

Casa Artium - Torrado Arquitectura

In this category, the judges opted to award a special mention to the project entitled “Integral renovation of Casa Artium” by María Fernández Torrado (Torrado Arquitectura).
An intervention project that includes the use of lightweight large format marble-effect ceramic tiles that transform a seemingly simple distribution passage space into a focal point that illuminates the entire home.
 
Final Degree Project
A positive happening - Manuel Bouzas Barcala

A positive happening - Manuel Bouzas Barcala

First prize: “A positive happening” by Manuel Bouzas Barcala from the Madrid School of Architecture.
The judges admired the author’s creativity and desire to experiment. A further deciding factor was the clarity of ideas underpinning the thesis and the original application of ceramic tiles as a surrounding with a capacity for creating architecture.
La Vall, a hallway to Barcelona - Clàudia Calvet Gómez

La Vall, a hallway to Barcelona - Clàudia Calvet Gómez

Two special mentions were also awarded to “La Vall, a hallway to Barcelona” by Clàudia Calvet Gómez from the Barcelona School of Architecture and “The Limit. A School of Arts and Crafts in Chinchón” by Carmen Martín Hernando from the Polytechnic School at CEU San Pablo University.
The limit. A School of Arts and Crafts in Chinchón - Carmen Martín Hernando

The limit. A School of Arts and Crafts in Chinchón - Carmen Martín Hernando

The award ceremony will be held on 29th January in Valencia during CEVISAMA.
 
New entrance to Palma's intermodal station - Joan Miquel Seguí Coloma

New entrance to Palma's intermodal station - Joan Miquel Seguí Coloma

New entrance to Palma's intermodal station - Joan Miquel Seguí Coloma

New entrance to Palma's intermodal station - Joan Miquel Seguí Coloma

New entrance to Palma's intermodal station - Joan Miquel Seguí Coloma

New entrance to Palma's intermodal station - Joan Miquel Seguí Coloma

Laan Van Spartaan. Amsterdam Student Housing - Studioninedots

Laan Van Spartaan. Amsterdam Student Housing - Studioninedots

Sports hall and classrooms. Francisco de Vitoria University - Alberto Campo Baeza

Sports hall and classrooms. Francisco de Vitoria University - Alberto Campo Baeza

Sports hall and classrooms. Francisco de Vitoria University - Alberto Campo Baeza

Sports hall and classrooms. Francisco de Vitoria University - Alberto Campo Baeza

House overlooking the sea - Xavier Martí + Lucía Ferrater

House overlooking the sea - Xavier Martí + Lucía Ferrater

House overlooking the sea - Xavier Martí + Lucía Ferrater

House overlooking the sea - Xavier Martí + Lucía Ferrater

Casa Artium - Torrado Arquitectura

Casa Artium - Torrado Arquitectura

La Vall, a hallway to Barcelona - Clàudia Calvet Gómez

La Vall, a hallway to Barcelona - Clàudia Calvet Gómez

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