Jury's judgement


Architecture

First prize: 'Bodega Mont-Ras' by Jorge Vidal Tomás and Víctor Rahola.

The panel of judges particularly valued the industrial and rustic type materials used in the programme, which also reflects the capacity of the chosen materials to adapt to the layout of the various spatial geometries, adding a strong sense of character to the entire setting.  

First Special mention: Extension and renovation work on the Gon-Gar repair shop’ by NUA arquitectures.

The challenges presented by this complex unitary construction were successfully resolved thanks to the use of ceramic materials that generated an overall aesthetic effect in a composition fully in keeping with its environment, adding a sense of modernity to an unusual urban location and programme.  

Second Special Mention: 'Santacreu Hotel on the Island of Tabarca’ by Diego López Fuster + SUBARQUITECTURA.

The judges particularly valued the use of ceramic tiles that flow from the exterior to the interior, with a break in continuity in order to draw the eye to points of particular architectural interest, such as the open rooftop courtyard, as well as the use of ceramic tiles in the interior, forming a sharp chromatic contrast with the exterior. 

 

Interior design

First prize: ‘Three metro stations on Barcelona’s L9 line’ by Garcés - de Seta - Bonet Arquitectes.

The judges highlighted the contrast created by the use of clean, convenient and practical  ceramic floor tiles in areas in contact with people traffic, and the stark, radical nature of the other surfaces. They especially appreciated the solution of applying a single material capable of overcoming all the challenges posed for floor coverings in public spaces.   

Special Mentions:

- ‘Can Picafort’ project by Ted’A arquitectes due to the imaginative use of a variety of materials interconnected through the use of ceramic tiles both in the interiors and exteriors.  

- ‘Renovation of a home between party walls’  by ARQUITECTURA-G. The judges valued the sense of maximum continuity achieved through the use of a single ceramic material on all the horizontal surfaces, forming an eye-catching chromatic contrast with the neutral tones of the other surfaces featured throughout the home, and which continues partially in the exterior.  

Final Degree Project

First Prize: “A Landscape Garden: restoration of the area around the Zirí Wall in the El Albaicín district of Granada. A new Residents’ Centre and Tourist Information Office’ by Rafael López-Toribio Moreno, a student at the Granada School of Architecture.  

The judges appreciated the inclusion of a series of architectural elements in a complex outer area of the city. The project includes the sensitive use of building solutions that created a route dotted with a variety of settings and landscape perspectives. The territorial use of ceramic tiles conveys a sense of unity to the entire project. 

The judges also awarded two special mentions to the projects entitled ‘Local resources’ by Laia Raventós Recasens and ‘Smithfield Abbey Campus’, by Ricardo Fernández González; an accesit was also given to ‘A Catalogue of Aesthetic Ruins’, a project by Jorge Sánchez Bajo.