Jury's decision

The jury of architects and interior designers appointed to choose the prize-winners of the architecture, interior design and end-of-degree project categories of the 22nd Tile of Spain Awards met at ASCER's head office on Friday November 10th 2023.

Architecture category
The jury reached a unanimous decision to award first prize to the project "House in Puntiró" by Ripoll Tizón architects' studio.

They considered it to be a very well-integrated project, with a coherent blend of chosen materials and architectural formulae. Well-balanced attention was paid to materiality, structural aspects, and architectural solutions, clearly approached in a simultaneous way right from the beginning. The jury highlighted the architects' skilled choice of materials and the project’s finer architectural points.

The finalists were the following projects:
- “Square + bus-stop in Vinarós” by La Errería * Architecture Office (Luis Navarro Jover + Carlos Sánchez García)
- “Alterations and extensions to Buenavista Cultural Centre” by Padilla Nicás Arquitectos + Mariluz Sánchez.
- “María Zambrano Infant School” by Magén Arquitectos.
- “Conversion of an abandoned building into 27 flats" by NUA arquitectures (Arnau Tiñena Ramos, Ferrán Tiñena Guiamet, María Rius Ruiz)

Interior design category
The jury decided to award a special mention and a first prize in the interior design category.

The first prize went to the project "Isabel la Católica House. Drawing José María García de Paredes" by Agustín Gor Gómez (GRX Arquitectos).

In this project, the jury highlighted the use of a timeless, standard 10x10cm tile throughout the home, adapted to fit in with its plasticity. Movement is generated with just one tile model, and it is sufficiently versatile to clad all kinds of surfaces, even curved ones. The jury also praised the skilful choice of colours used throughout the project.

The special mention was awarded to "Cloud House" by Studio Animal.

The jury applauded the solution to the typical problem of how to refurbish a highly compartmentalized small or medium-sized home: placing all the communal areas on one side and the private ones on the other, with a buffer area between them rather like a cloud, differentiated formally and in material terms. This contains all the home's wet areas and it also acts as a filter between the private and communal areas.

The finalists were:
- “Cabanyal House” by Viruta Lab.
- “Urban Cabinet Series (2): The Expanded Columns” by Beatriz Arroyo and Lys Villalba.

End-of-degree project category
The jury of the Tile of Spain Awards reached a decision, in conjunction with ASCER, to declare the end-of-degree project award null and void due to a lack of entrees of a sufficiently high technical standard. Given the absence of suitable projects, this category was cancelled.