Tile of Spain Awards Announces Winning Projects

Tile of Spain has announced the winners of the 19 annual Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design. The panel of judges, chaired by architects Kengo Kuma of KKAA, met on Thursday, Nov. 26, to evaluate the submissions and name a winner in each category.

Winning Projects

The “Casa Ter” by Mesura Studio establishes a unique indoor-outdoor living concept.
The “Casa Ter” by Mesura Studio establishes a unique indoor-outdoor living concept.

Architecture:

“Casa Ter” by Mesura Studio

The jury was moved by the connection the single-family home has with the surrounding environment. The structure of the residence was built entirely of concrete and large elongated ceramic pieces, both of which were manufactured with natural clay from nearby La Bisbal, Spain. The interior of the home opens up to nature, establishing an indoor-outdoor living concept.

Special Mentions:

  • “Runnymede College Campus” by Rojo/Fernández-Shaw
  • “The Young Old House” by Enrique Espinosa & Lys Villalba

Interior Design:

The “Atlantis Gastrobar” by Arantxa Manrique Arquitectes is the Tile of Spain Awards winner for interior design.
The “Atlantis Gastrobar” by Arantxa Manrique Arquitectes is the Tile of Spain Awards winner for interior design.

“Atlantis Gastrobar” by Arantxa Manrique Arquitectes

The jury valued the design of this small lounge that allowed ceramic tiles to shine as the true protagonist in this project. Ceramic subway tiles were placed in a vertical arrangement to add height and volume to this small space, while the electric blue bar demands attention by passersby.

Special Mentions:

  • “Tienda Camper La Roca” by Tomás Alonso
  • “6 Viviendas en Cabrera de Mar” by TWOBO Arquitectura

Final Degree Project:

The “Propuesta Para un Centro de MENAS” by Andrea Puebla Yubero of CEU San Pablo Madrid is the Final Degree Project winner.
The “Propuesta Para un Centro de MENAS” by Andrea Puebla Yubero of CEU San Pablo Madrid is the Final Degree Project winner.

“Propuesta Para un Centro de MENAS” by Andrea Puebla Yubero of CEU San Pablo Madrid

The judges admired the proposal for a typology of impluvium building beyond the traditional method of constructing a Mediterranean style patio to carry off excess rain water.

Special Mentions:

  • “Patios de Agua y Olivos” by Alba Jiménex of ETSA Granada
  • “Salam Bir” by Eduardo Casado López of ETSA Madrid

The Judges

The panel of judges was chaired by Tokyo based architect, Kengo Kuma. After graduating from the University of Tokyo with a degree in architecture, Kuma founded his own studio, KKAA in his home country of Japan. In 2008, Kuma established Kuma & Associates Europe and is now involved in projects in over twenty countries.

The panel of judges also included Javier Villar Ruiz (KKAA), Jonathan Arnabat (Arquitectura-G), Izaskum Chinchilla, Daria de Seta (Garcés-de Seta-Bonet) and Lázaro Rosa-Violán.

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