The 53rd edition of Marmomac saw Dutch studio Kaan Architecten announced as the winner of the first Stone Award, the new category in the Archmarathon Awards, ensuring promotion and valorization of stone materials in architecture.
The studio’s project for the Supreme Court of the Netherlands was rewarded by the jury, with the following motivation: “a symbolic building for Europe that highlights the past by retaining and emphasizing existing bronze statues while also integrating high quality contemporary architecture in the interiors of the upper floors, thereby demonstrating extraordinary, informed and relaxed use of stone materials”.
During the 2016 edition of Marmomac, Kaan Architecten was selected among 20 international architecture studios alongside the other two finalists: Abalo Alonso Arquitectos (Spain) with its Health Center project and Maroun Lahoud Architecte (Lebanon) with St. Elie Church.
Archmarathon is the international architectural event - organized by PubliComm - that brings together 42 design studios from various countries around the world and boasts attendance by more than one thousand visiting architects.
With this project, Marmomac once again highlights its commitment to high-level training dedicated to architects and designers involving international professionals in an original and constructive dialogue focusing on the use of natural stone.