July 26, 2012
by Canadian Architect
The competition for the Tile of Spain Awards for Architecture and Interior Design is organized and promoted by ASCER, the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association. The prizes aim to improve awareness and understanding of ceramic tiles made in Spain amongst architects and interior designers, and to promote their use by these professionals.
This competition is held annually and is open to projects and professionals in Spain and worldwide. Entries must make significant use of Spanish ceramic floor and/or wall tiles in the formal part of the building.
The jury comprises prominent national and international professionals as it does every year. This year, the world-renowned Spanish architect Juan Navarro Baldeweg will chair the jury, which is comprised of Portuguese architect Francisco Aires Mateus; Luis Martínez Santa-María, Professor of Projects at the Technical Architecture School in Madrid; Joseph Grima, Director of the design and architecture magazine Domus; French designer Matali Crasset; cultural journalist of El País Anatxu Zabalbeascoa; and Ramón Monfort of the Architects Association.
Registration is now open and the submission deadline is October 23, 2012. The total prize fund is 42,000 Euros for three categories: Architecture, Interior Design and Degree Project in Architecture. For the two main categories of Architecture and Interior Design, each winner will be awarded 18,000 Euros. The third category is the Degree Project category, which is aimed at young students at advanced technical schools of architecture in Spain; the prize fund for this award is 6,000 Euros. The jury may issue two special mentions in each category. Prizes are sponsored by Vodafone, Endesa and Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia.
For more information on the competition rules and for the application form, please visit www.tileofspainawards.com/presentacion.aspx?lang=en-GB&tipo=arquitectura-interiorismo
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