THE AWARD WINNERS
The 2017 PORCELANOSA Grupo Architecture and Interior Design Awards now have winners. The Palacio de la Bolsa de Madrid was the setting, on Wednesday May 3, where the most outstanding projects by all the submitted nominations became known, regarding each of the three categories: Forward-looking Student Projects, Forward-looking Professional Projects and Completed Projects.
Regarding Forward-looking Student Projects, the prize fell to Inmaculada Piqueres Díez and Augusto González Bello at these PORCELANOSA Grupo X Awards, who presented an innovative Work Studio or modern office projects, warm and cosy, and thought up to be located on the outskirts of Madrid. The creators are master’s students in Advanced Infoarchitecture at the School for New and Professional Technology CICE in Madrid.
In relation to Forward-looking Professional Projects, the prize-winning project was that of Ismael Dris Martínez De Tejada, from the ARQVI Architectural and Visualization Studio. Ismael Dris presented Spiral, a Project which has the highest cutting-edge design, with unique distribution and wide spaces, as well as clear open spaces, which the jury found very much to their liking.
Last but not least, in the Completed Projects category, the winner turned out to be the José Manuel Sanz Architectural Studio. This team is the creator of the new Tourism kiosks in Madrid, situated in five locations: la plaza de Callao, el Paseo del Prado, el Paseo de Recoletos, la Plaza Emperador Carlos V and la Plaza de Lima. All of them standing out because of their innovative character, spaciousness and easy contact with the public, thanks to its ergonomic shape and large windows.
Picture: “Concept store” Héctor Romero García - Estudio Volteo. Project winner in category Future Projects subcategory Professionals. 9th PORCELANOSA Architecture and Interior Design Awards.
DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION
PORCELANOSA Grupo, a business group specialising in building materials with more than forty years’ experience in the sector, is fully aware of the crucial role architecture and interior design professionals play in guaranteeing a project’s successful completion and is therefore pleased to announce the tenth edition of its awards, intended to meet the following key objectives:
- To work closely with all those institutions that share close ties with architecture and interior design for their promotion, development and regulation around the world.
- To continue working to improve the international image of a sector that still has a vast capacity for growth and evolution due to its vast potential.
- To showcase and promote new values in the fields of architecture and interior design.
This will be the tenth edition of an event with a panel of judges made up of leading professionals such as Daniel Libeskind, Francesc Rifé, Lázaro Rosa-Violán, Mark Fenwick, Rafael de La-Hoz, Clodagh, Joaquín Torres, Teresa Sapey, Fran Silvestre, Carlos Lamela, Hembert Peñaranda, Taba Rasti, Pascua Ortega and Benedetta Tagliabue.
Picture: “The wave” Ángela Acevedo del Álamo - Escuela Vinsac. Project winner in category Future Projects subcategory Students. 9th PORCELANOSA Architecture and Interior Design Awards.
PROMOTING THE CREATIVE ACTIVITY
The purpose of this competition is to select the best entry that uses materials produced by PORCELANOSA Grupo companies applied to interior design, to encourage the creativity of new and future professionals and contribute to promoting and disseminating their work.
Picture: “Plan urbanístico de desarrollo Turístico, Alcossebre”, Sanahuja & Partners. Project winner in the category Completed Projects. 9th PORCELANOSA Architecture and Interior Design Awards.
FUTURE PROJECTS, COMPLETED PROJECTS
The competition is divided into two categories:
FUTURE PROJECTS. Aawards will be given to the projects offering the best solution to the interior architecture question described in the following section in each of the subcategories given below:
- PROFESSIONALS: open to interior designers and architects.
- STUDENTS: aimed at interior design and architecture students at all schools of design or architecture and universities.
COMPLETED PROJECTS. Awards will be given to the best projects using mostly materials from PORCELANOSA Grupo companies, completed between January 2015 and February 2017.
Participation in both categories can be individual or group and each participant is allowed to submit up to three projects, each clearly differentiated and identified.
Picture: STEAKER. Project finalist in category Future Projects subcategory Professionals. 9th PORCELANOSA Architecture and Interior Design Awards.
INTERIOR DESIGNERS, DESIGNERS, AND ARCHITECTS
An internationally renowned multidisciplinary panel made up of the following members: