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Tile of Spain award winners 2023

Ripoll-Tizón and GRX bag the architecture and interior design prizes at the annual competition for the innovative use of ceramics

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Interior Design category winner: Casa Isabel la Católica in Granada by GRX architects.
Interior Design category winner: Casa Isabel la Católica in Granada by GRX architects. Credit: Imagen Subliminal

The Tile of Spain Awards celebrate the use of Spanish tiles in architectural and interior design projects in Spain and beyond and are well established with a prestigious reputation among architects and interior designers worldwide.

Hosted by ASCER, the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association, this year is the 22nd Tile of Spain Awards. The winning and shortlisted projects demonstrated a wide variety of typologies and uses of ceramics, including urban, facade, refurbishment, public and facilities.

The judging panel reached a unanimous decision, awarding €15,000 each to the winners of the Architecture and Interior Design categories.

 

  • Architecture category winner: The Casa Puntiró project by Ripoll-Tizón.
    Architecture category winner: The Casa Puntiró project by Ripoll-Tizón. Credit: José Hevia
  • Architecture category winner: The Casa Puntiró project by Ripoll-Tizón.
    Architecture category winner: The Casa Puntiró project by Ripoll-Tizón. Credit: José Hevia
  • Architecture category winner: The Casa Puntiró project by Ripoll-Tizón.
    Architecture category winner: The Casa Puntiró project by Ripoll-Tizón. Credit: José Hevia
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Architecture category winner: House in Puntiró, Mallorca by Ripoll-Tizón architects

The jury valued the unitary nature of the project, in which the materials and the architectural resolution are assembled in a coherent way.

Jury statement: 'The materiality, structure and solutions are notably balanced and it’s clear these aspects have been considered together from the start. The skill of the authors in the selection of materials and construction details is outstanding'. 

Ripoll-Tizón's creativity with ceramics was also awarded first place in 2022.

 

  • Interior Design category winner: Casa Isabel la Católica in Granada by GRX architects.
    Interior Design category winner: Casa Isabel la Católica in Granada by GRX architects. Credit: Imagen Subliminal
  • Interior Design category winner: Casa Isabel la Católica in Granada by GRX architects.
    Interior Design category winner: Casa Isabel la Católica in Granada by GRX architects. Credit: Imagen Subliminal
  • Interior Design category special mention: Casa Nube by Studio Animal.
    Interior Design category special mention: Casa Nube by Studio Animal. Credit: José Hevia
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Interior Design category winner: Casa Isabel la Católica. Drawing José Mª García de Paredes by Agustín Gor Gómez (GRX Arquitectos)

The jury highlighted the use of a timeless and standard 10x10cm ceramic piece, which articulates the entire programme of the house, adapting to its plasticity.

Jury statement: 'The application of the same material throughout generates movement and has the versatility to adapt to all types of surface, even curves. The chromatic range for the entire project was very carefully chosen'.

Interior Design category special mention: Casa Nube by Studio Animal

The jury commended the project's approach to addressing the common challenge of reforming small or medium-sized, highly compartmentalised dwellings.

Jury statement: 'The proposed solution organises the living space by placing all public functions on one side, private areas on the other, and a 'cloud-shaped’ space between. This structure houses the wet areas and acts as a filter between the private spaces and the communal areas of the dwelling'.

 

Architecture category shortlisted projects:                          

  • Plaza + bus stop in Vinarós by La Errería (Luis Navarro Jover + Carlos Sánchez García).
    Plaza + bus stop in Vinarós by La Errería (Luis Navarro Jover + Carlos Sánchez García). Credit: Milena Villalba
  • Renovation and extension of the Buenavista Cultural Centre by Padilla Nicás Arquitectos + Mariluz Sánchez.
    Renovation and extension of the Buenavista Cultural Centre by Padilla Nicás Arquitectos + Mariluz Sánchez. Credit: José Hevia
  • María Zambrano Early Childhood Education Centre by Magén Arquitectos.
    María Zambrano Early Childhood Education Centre by Magén Arquitectos. Credit: Rubén P Bescós
  • Transformation of an abandoned building into 27 flats by NUA arquitectures (Arnau Tiñena Ramos, Ferrán Tiñena Guiamet, María Rius Ruiz).
    Transformation of an abandoned building into 27 flats by NUA arquitectures (Arnau Tiñena Ramos, Ferrán Tiñena Guiamet, María Rius Ruiz). Credit: José Hevia
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Interior Design category shortlisted projects:

  • Urban Cabinet Series (2): The Expanded Columns by Beatriz Arroyo and Lys Villalba.
    Urban Cabinet Series (2): The Expanded Columns by Beatriz Arroyo and Lys Villalba. Credit: José Hevia
  • Casa Cabanyal by Viruta Lab.
    Casa Cabanyal by Viruta Lab. Credit: David Zarzoso
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The jury was chaired by architect Carme Pinós and included Jesús Olivares of COR Asociados Arquitectos, designer Inma Bermúdez of Diariodesign, Gracia Cardona and Susana Babiloni, president of the Architects' Association of Castellón.

The Tile of Spain Awards are sponsored by Endesa and the Port Authority of Valencia and are supported by the Department of Finance, Economy and Public Administration of the Generalitat Valenciana through an agreement signed with ASCER.

For full details of this and previous years’ awards, visit tileofspainawards.com


 

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