Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 125 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers' Association (ASCER), is proud to announce an open call for the 13th Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design competition. The awards honor international excellence in projects with Spanish ceramic tile in three categories: Architecture, Interior Design and Degree Project in Architecture.
Presiding over the panel of judges is architect Emilio Tuñón, who, together with the sadly late Luis Moreno Mansilla, founded a studio that has received many prestigious prizes including the Mies van der Rohe Award and the Spanish National Architecture Award. The remainder of the panel of judges is made up of the Italian architect, Cino Zucchi; the executive director of the Pritzker Awards, Martha Thorne; the Indian-born architect, Anupama Kundoo; the young architect, José María Sánchez, recent winner of the BSI Swiss Architectural Award, which honors architects under 50 years of age whose work has contributed to improving theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary architecture; Fernando Márquez Cecilia, editor and director of El Croquis architecture journal; and the Castellón-based architect, Ramón Monfort.
Registration is open and the deadline for submitting entries Oct. 28, 2014. To enter, visit www.tileofspainawards.com. The Awards have a prize fund of approximately $53,000 divided into three categories. The two main categories are Architecture and Interior Design, each one is awarded $23,000. The main requirement to participate is that the projects use ceramic tiles made in Spain. The third category is Degree Project, which is aimed to students of Architecture and it is awarded $6,800. The jury may give two special mentions in each category as it reviews the contest entries.
The rules for the competition and the application form for registration can be found at www.tileofspainawards.com. Information about previous winning projects is also available on the website.