The judges decided to award first prize to the project entitled “House in Príncipe Real” by the CAMARIM Arquitectos Studio (Vasco Correia and Patricia Sousa) for the brilliant interpretation in the use of ceramic tiles in Lisbon’s historic quarter. The house, built on five floors, looks out onto the street boasting a new textured take on the traditional ceramic tile façade.
Special mentions went to “Casa El Enroque” by Ángel Luis Rocamora and “Casa Andamio” by Bosch.Capdeferro arquitectures.
In the case of “Casa El Enroque”, the judges expressed their appreciation of the sensitive use of traditional ceramic tiles on the façades, combined with the openings that appear strategically as part of the restoration and extension of the existing building.
As for “Casa Andamio” the judges particularly appreciated the highly intelligent approach to an intervention on an existing home, as well as the use of glazed ceramic tiles in various construction elements as a means of catalysing specific plays of light within the transition spaces between the interiors and exteriors.
The judges decided to award first prize to the project entitled “Restoration of the Cloister at Betxí Castle” by El fabricante de Espheras studio.
The judges remarked on the conceptual transformation of the interior space of the cloister through the inclusion of a large mirrored surface that forms a “virtual construction” of half of the lost Renaissance cloister. The work focuses on recovering the cloister space by including a traditional terracotta wall.
Special mentions went to Bodebo Store by CAVAA (Jordi Calbetó and Oriol Vañó) and the Restoration of the Administration Hall of the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site by Joan Nogué Arbussa.
The judges praised the magnificent restoration work on the Administration Hall of the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, highlighting in particular the vocation to restore it to its original state, incorporating original ceramic tiles whilst also introducing a contemporary take on those sections for which there was no objective information.
In the case of Bodebo Store, the judges valued the refreshing no-fuss intervention of the renewed interior, as well as the straightforwardness and efficiency in the use of the different ceramic tiles.
The judges eventually agreed to award first prize to "Alfama 2.0" by María González Aranguren from the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM). The judges were impressed by this project to restore Lisbon’s Alfama district, making particular mention of the high standard of the proposal, both in terms of urban planning and architecture. They also admired the optimistic construction interpretation of Lisbon’s traditional ceramic tile façades.
Special mentions went to the projects entitled “Re-inhabiting Bujalcayado” by Irene Iglesias Román and “La Nuit Américaine” by Luis Rodríguez Carnero, both students at the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM).
In the case of “Re-inhabiting Bujalcayado” the judges particularly valued the desire to revitalise the architectural remains of Bujalcayado as well as the highly personal building proposal.
As for “La Nuit Américaine” by Luis Rodríguez Carnero, the judges stressed the rich urban collage proposed for the film archives, as well as the ample use of ceramic tiles in the construction of the façades, bordering on the obsessive