One of the most prestigious Spanish awards in the ceramic field, the Tile of Spain Award (or Premios Céramica) every year prizes during Cevisama architects and designers for the good use of this ‘noble’ material. The categories awarded are Architecture, Interior design and Degree Project, represented respectively by the new Entrance to the intermodal station of Palma de Mallorca by Joan Miquel Seguí Coloma, the House overlooking the Sea by architects Xavier Martí and Lucia Ferrater (OAB) and the techno-gothic project by Manuel Bouzas Barcala, architecture student at ETSA Madrid.
Special mentions to the Amsterdam Student Housing designed by Studioninedots, the Sports Centre of the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria designed by Alberto Campo Baeza, the Casa Artium by young architect María Fernández Torrado and the theses of Clàudia Calvet Gómez (ETSA Barcelona) and Carmen Martín Hernando (EPS Universidad CEU San Pablo). In every design, ceramics stand forward in the most varied forms: from the latticework made of raw ceramics that “changes with the passing of time” to the large-scale slabs that cover all the surfaces of the house; from the rectangular tiles of the Catalan Modernist tradition to facades and large public projects.
The jury included Jorge Silvetti, Elías Torres, Ricardo Carvalho, Jordi Garcés, Belén Moneo, Mario Ruiz and Ramón Monfort. The prize, in its seventeenth edition, is organized by ASCER (Asociación Española de Fabricantes de Azulejos y Pavimentos Cerámicos) and offers the winners of the Architecture and Interior sections 17,000 euros each and 5,000 euros for the thesis project.