Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 125 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER), announces an open call for the 15th Tile of Spain Awards competition. The awards honor international excellence in projects with Spanish ceramic tile in three categories: Architecture, Interior Design and Degree Project in Architecture.
A jury of recognized international architecture and design professionals will judge the awards. Presiding over the 15th edition panel of jurors is Portuguese architect Gonçalo Byrne, winner of numerous accolades, including the Gold Medal of the French Academy of Architecture and Rome’s Piranesi Award. The jury includes:
- Elisa Valero – professor at the Granada School of Architecture
- Iñaqui Carnicero – visiting lecturer at Cornell University and organizer of the Spanish Pavilion exhibition at the XV Venice Biennale
- Nani Marquina – a highly-acclaimed designer and President of the Professional Design Association
- Nuno Brandão Costa – an outstanding Portuguese architect who has collaborated with a large number of exhibitions and events including the Venice Biennale
- Ramón Monfort – founding member of the Ceramic Design Centre, chairman of the Castellón Architects Professional Association and Dean of Valencia’s Official Professional Architects Association
- Ricardo Sánchez Lampreave – a lecturer at various architecture schools and universities, organizer of a number of exhibitions and a highly prolific editor of architectural journals.
The ultimate aim of the Tile of Spain Awards is to promote the global use of Spanish ceramic tiles in architecture and interior design. Registration is now open and the deadline for submitting entries is October 22th, 2016. The main requirement to participate is that the projects use ceramic tiles made in Spain.
The Tile of Spain Awards have a total prize fund of 39,000 euros, which will be divided amongst three categories. The two main categories of Architecture and Interior Design are awarded cash prizes of 17,000 euros each. Honorable mentions may also be given in both of these categories, according to consideration of the jury. The third category, Degree Project, is aimed at students of architecture, and is awarded 5,000 euros.
Complete competition rules and entry form are available at www.tileofspainawards.com.
In the 14th edition of the Tile of Spain Awards, the Architecture award went to Carmen Martínez Gregori, Carmel Gradolí Martínez and Arturo Sanz Martínez for their project entitled ‘A Multipurpose Teaching Hall at the Gavina School‘ (Picanya, Valencia). The Interior Design award was given to El Equipo Creativo studio for their ‘Blue Wave Cocktail Bar’ (Barcelona) project.
More information about the winning projects from previous editions 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 Manufacturer’s 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 125 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.