Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 200 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER), is proud to launch the Eleventh Annual Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design.
A total of nearly $50,000 will be awarded to winners across three categories; Architecture, Interior Design, and Degree Project aimed at students of Architecture. Projects must make significant use of Spanish ceramic floor and/or wall tiles in order to be considered. The jury will also award two special mentions in each category. Registration is now open and the entry deadline is October 23, 2012.
Each year, the jury for the Tile of Spain Awards is comprised of prominent Spanish and international professionals. The chairman this year will be world renowned Spanish architect Juan Navarro Baldeweg who will be joined by a select group of subject matter experts. The Portuguese architect Francisco Aires Mateus; Luis Martínez Santa-María professor of projects in the Technical Architecture School in Madrid; Joseph Grima director of the design and architecture magazine Domus; the French designer Matali Crasset, the cultural journalist in El País, Anatxu Zabalbeascoa and Ramón Monfort, of the Architects Association of Castellón.
The complete rules and application for entry, as well as information about previous winning entries and this year’s jury can be found at www.tileofspainawards.com.
About Tile of Spain
In Spain, tile makers labor as they have for centuries – pushing their passion for design and innovation to new levels of artisanship. With one of the purest and strongest domestic clays available, Spanish manufacturers have an unparalleled ability to make the end product more diverse. From rustic handmade forms; to technical facades that cool buildings and clean the air; to the impossibly slim, sustainable recycled and ink jet masterpieces that fire the imagination. The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) is the private organization whose primary objective is to support Spain’s ceramic tile manufacturers and the industry as a whole by stewarding and promoting the Tile of Spain brand worldwide. A strong global leader, the ceramic tile industry of Spain comprises 200 manufacturers concentrated primarily in the province of Castellón. For more about tile produced in Spain, contact Tile of Spain Center at the Trade Commission of Spain, 2655 Le Jeune Road, Suite 1114, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Call 305-446-4387 or visit www.tileofspainusa.com.