CASTELLÒN, SPAIN-- ASCER (the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association) has announced the 17thedition of its Tile of Spain Awardsof Architecture, Interior Design and Final Degree Project. The magnificent panel of judges is made up of internationally-acclaimed professionals working in the architecture and design sectors. The Tile of Spain Awards are intended to promote the use of Spanish ceramic tiles in architecture as well as interior design projects (both in Spain and abroad) and are sponsored by Weber-Saint Gobain, the Port Authority of Valencia, Bankinter and CESCE.
Chairing the panel is the Argentinean architect Jorge Silvetti, founder of the prestigious “Machado and Silvetti Associates” studio based in Buenos Aires and Boston, and Dean of Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) between 1995 and 2002. Worthy of mention is the fact that ASCER collaborates with the GSD through the Network of Ceramic Tile Studies Departments. He is joined on the panel of judges by Elías Torres; Portuguese architect Ricardo Carvalho; Jordi Garcés, a partner at the Garcés-de Seta-Bonet studio, winner of the Interior Design category at the previous edition of the Tile of Spain Awards; and Ramón Monfort, from the Castellón College of Architects.
Entries for the 17th Edition of the Tile of Spain Awards may be submitted from now until 24th October 2018.
The Awards have a prize fund of 39,000 euros distributed in three categories. The two main categories are Architecture and Interior Design, each with a cash prize of 17,000 euros. The panel of judges are also entitled to give special mentions in either category. The third category is the Final Degree Project, targeting students of Architecture, and has a cash prize of 5,000 euros Entrants from both Spain and abroad are entitled to take part in all three categories. Full details of the 17th edition, the rules and candidate registration forms are available at www.tileofspainawards.com
Winner of the 2017 architecture prize at the latest edition of the Tile of Spain Awardswas the project for a winery in Mont-Ras by Jorge Vidal and Víctor Rahola.
First prize in the Interior Design category went to the project entitled “Three Metro Stations on Barcelona’s L9 line”, by the Garcés – de Seta- Bonet Studio.
Images, blueprints and reports of last year’s winning projects can be downloaded from the Awards’ website.