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28/11/2018

Winners of ASCER's 17th Tile of Spain Awards

The new entrance to Palma’s intermodal station, designed by architect Joan Miquel Seguí Colomar, winner in the Architecture category.  The project entitled “House overlooking the sea” by Xavier Martí and Lucía Ferrater receives first prize in the Interior Design category. In the Final Degree Project category, the winner was Manuel Bouzas Barcala from the Madrid School of Architecture for his project “A positive happening”. Architects Jorge Silvetti (Chair), Elías Torres, Ricardo Carvalho, Jordi Garcés, Belén Moneo, Mario Ruiz and Ramón Monfort made up the panel of judges. 

The objective of the Tile of Spain Awards is to promote the use of Spanish ceramic tiles in architecture and interior design projects (both in Spain and abroad). The award ceremony will be held on 29th January in Valencia during CEVISAMA. 

The panel of judges for the seventeenth edition of the Tile of Spain Architecture and Interior Design Awards, chaired by architect Jorge Silvetti, met on 21st November in Castellón to decide the award winners. First prize in the Architecture category“New entrance to Palma’s Intermodal Station” by Joan Miquel Seguí Coloma. The panel of judges particularly valued the use of ceramic tiles to create a latticework effect as a defining feature for the entrance, marking the threshold between the urban space and the intermodal station’s service infrastructures. The design marks a return to the Mediterranean tradition of latticework as a filter between exteriors and a more enclosed, user-friendly area. The bold use of ceramic tiles is an ideal solution for a structural resource that is concealed from the exterior.

Special mentions to “Laan Van Spartaan Amsterdam student housing” by Studioninedots Amsterdam” and “Sports hall and classrooms. Francisco de Vitoria University” by Alberto Campo Baeza. 

First prize in the Interior Design category was awarded to “House overlooking the sea” by Xavier Martí and Lucía Ferrater. The judges also granted a special mention in the Interior Design category for the project entitled “Integral renovation of Casa Artium”, by María Fernández Torrado – from the Torrado Arquitectura studio. In the category reserved for Architecture students, the winning Final Degree Project was “A positive happening”, the work of Manuel Bouzas Barcala from the Madrid School of Architecture.