Tile of Spain has announced the winners of its prestigious annual awards, which promote the innovative use of Spanish ceramics in interior design and architecture both in Spain and abroad. Now in its 21st edition, the competition is organised by ASCER, the Spanish ceramic tile manufacturers’ association. The annual awards are regarded as a major global event in the industry with a prestigious reputation among professionals from the world of architecture, earning its winners a highly respected accolade.
First prize in the Architecture category, with a cash award of 15,000 Euros, went to Ripoll-Tizón Estudio de Arquitectura whose social housing in Ibiza features traditional-style glazed stoneware tiles with a coastal vibe.
The winner of the Interior Design category, also attracting a cash prize of 15,000 Euros, was Allaround Lab for their warehouse conversion.
The award for the Final Degree Project, a category for architecture students with a prize of 5,000 Euros, was given to Marta Millanes Sánchez from Toledo School of Architecture for her project ‘Rampant architecture. The town and the home’.
For innovation in architecture, ‘A pergola opening onto a kitchen garden’ by Bona fide taller (Alejandro Martínez del Rio) was praised for its capacity to regenerate a fringe area of an urban environment, in a small town in inland Castellón.
The awards ceremony will be held in February 2023 at the next Cevisama, the international trade fair for ceramic tiles, surface coatings and bathroom and kitchen design held in Valencia. The organisation will be calling for entries to the 2023 edition in September and are encouraging submissions from all over the world. For full details, visit tileofspainawards.com.