Jury's judgement


Architecture
The jury decided to award first prize in the Architecture category to the project entitled ‘Catering School in a Former Abattoir (Medina Sidonia, Cadiz) by Sol 89 - María González García and Juanjo López de la Cruz.

The judges were unanimous in considering that “this project displayed a strong awareness of the current context, resulting in a resource-economic design yet which demonstrated an outstanding sense of tact and appropriateness”.

In the Architecture category, the judges awarded a special mention to the project entitled ‘Remodelling of Plaza Mayor and Projection over the Duero’ by Churtichaga+Quadra-Salcedo Arquitectos, highlighting “the bold, sweeping gesture of emptying a square and the use of the material in earth tones to create an atmosphere of serenity”.

Interior Design
First prize went to the project for a ‘Teacher Training College’ by Ramón Fernández-Alonso Borrajo. In this case, the judges stressed the “original feature of bringing ceramic tiles from the exterior into the interior of the building”.

Degree Project

The judges agreed to award first prize in Final Year Project Category to the project entitled “A Meeting of Fabrics– l’unité flottante, inhabiting the Alexander” by Mª Dolores Parrilla Ayuso from the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM).

fabric patent. The contrast between the robustness and the lightness of this project is highly suggestive. A suggestiveness that is evident in the drawings and sketches used to present this idea”.

Due to the superb quality of the projects entered for this competition, the judges opted to make four special mentions to the following projects:
_“The Lost Tanka Archipelago” by Michelle Lam, a Master of Architecture student at University College London. When assessing this project, the judges particularly valued its “contribution to research in possibilities provided by ceramic materials”.
_“Cemetery – Island in Fleves, Greece” by Ángela Juarranz Serrano from the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM), for her “understanding of the importance of place in achieving symbolic value in the continuity of the landscape”.
_“New value” by Benjamin Reynolds from Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. In this case the judges were especially impressed by “the sophistication and irony of the project by using the design process to question social reality and the imbalance of power”.
_“Revitalising Lisbon’s former cinema-theatres” by Ana González Pérez from the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM). In the judges’ opinion, the most outstanding feature of this project was “the regeneration of an area of Lisbon through the creation of gaps and openings, reusing abandoned theatres and applying the ceramic tiles that characterise the centre of Baixa Pombalina in a creative manner”.