Dezeen promotion: entries are now becoming accepted for this year’s Tile of Spain Awards – the annual competition run by the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association .

Tile of Spain Awards promotion Restoration of the Administration Hall at the Sant Pau Artwork Nouveau Website by Joan Nogué. Photo by Marcela Grassi and Robert Ramos.

Now in its 14th year, the awards programme is open to global architecture and interior layout studios that have employed ceramics created by Spanish companies in their projects.

Tile of Spain Awards promotion Restoration of the Administration Hall at the Sant Pau Artwork Nouveau Internet site by Joan Nogué. Photograph by Marcela Grassi and Robert Ramos.

A prize of €39,000 (£27,439) will be divided amongst the winning projects in 3 categories: architecture, interior style and pupil degree projects.

Tile of Spain Awards promotion Restoration of the Administration Hall at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Internet site by Joan Nogué. Photograph by Marcela Grassi and Robert Ramos.

Architect Víctor López Cotelo, winner of the 2015 Spanish Award for Architecture, will lead this year’s jury, which also consists of Italian architect Laura Andreini of Archea Associatti studio and former Bartlett School of Architecture director Marcos Cruz.

Tile of Spain Awards promotion 2014 Interior Design Winner – Restoration of the cloister at Betxí Castle by El Fabricante de Espheras. Photograph by Milena Villalba.lalba

A Lisbon townhouse with a green-tiled facade by Camarim Arquitectos was awarded last year’s architecture prize, even though the restoration of the cloister at Betxí Castle by El Fabricante de Espheras studio topped the interiors group in 2014.

Tile of Spain Awards promotion 2014 Interior Layout Winner – Restoration of the cloister at Betxí Castle by El Fabricante de Espheras. Photograph by Milena Villalba.lalba

Entry to this year’s awards is free of charge and submissions are being accepted till 28 October 2015.

For even more information and to download the application varieties to enter, check out the Tile of Spain Awards website.

Read on for more details from the organisers:


The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) announces the fourteenth edition of the prestigious competitors celebrating the innovative use of Spanish ceramics in interior design and style and architecture tasks around the globe. The award-winning Spanish architect Victor Lopez Cotelo will chair the jury this year. Entry is cost-free and the prize fund totals 39,000 Euros

Tile of Spain Awards promotion Casa Andamio by bosch.capdeferro arquitectures. Photograph by José Hevia

The fourteenth yearly Tile of Spain Awards is now open, welcoming venture submissions from international architects, interior designers and architecture students. Projects can be positioned anyplace in the world, but should make important use of Spanish ceramics in the formal portion of the building and have to have been completed between January 2013 and October 2015. The application deadline is 28th October 2015.

Tile of Spain Awards promotion Casa Andamio by bosch.capdeferro arquitectures. Photograph by José Hevia

The 2015 Tile of Spain Awards offer you a prize fund of €39,000 divided into three categories: Architecture (€17,000), Interior Design (€17,000) and Pupil Degree Project (€5,000). The jury might also give specific mentions in every single group.

Tile of Spain Awards promotion El Enroque Home by Ángel Luis Rocamora. Photo by M.A. Cabrera.

The jury chairman this year is architect Víctor López Cotelo, winner of the 2015 Spanish Award for Architecture. The jury also involves Italian architect Laura Andreini of Archea Associatti studio Marcos Cruz – architect and former director at the Bartlett College of Architecture, UCL architect, lecturer and popular blogger Édgar González of edgargonzalez.com award-winning hospitality designer Isabel López Vilalta and Castellon-based architect Ramón Monfort.

Tile of Spain Awards promotion El Enroque Home by Ángel Luis Rocamora. Photograph by M.A. Cabrera.

Víctor López Cotelo graduated from the Madrid College of Architecture in 1969 and worked for Alejandro de la Sota, prior to founding his very own award-wining practice in Madrid in 1979. He recently acquired the 2015 Spanish Architecture Award for the rehabilitation of a former military hospital, transforming it into the new property of the Granada College of Architecture.

Tile of Spain Awards promotion2014 Architecture Winner – Home in Príncipe Real by Camarim Arquitectos. Photo by Nelson Garrido

Sector distinctions also contain the 1996 COAM Design and style Prize for his perform on the grounds of the El Escorial Monastery 4th Enor Grand Prize for the Iberian Peninsula, 11th Saloni Award for his venture for a single family residence in the complex of the former Ribera de San Lorenzo Tannery in Santiago de Compostela García Mercadal Award Madrid Autonomous Community’s Churriguera Award for Urban Planning and 2003 Manuel de la Dehesa Award at the 7th Edition of the Spanish Architecture Biennial. His operate has been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennial and he has been shortlisted for the 1990 Mies van der Rohe Award for Zaragoza’s Public Library.

Tile of Spain Awards promotion2014 Architecture Winner – House in Príncipe True by Camarim Arquitectos. Photograph by Nelson Garrido

In recent years the competitors has awarded a wide selection of projects, recognising the versatility of Spanish ceramics.

Final yr the Architecture prize went to the Portuguese studio Camarim for the rehabilitation of a five-story home in Lisbon. The task was praised by the judges for “the brilliant interpretation in the use of ceramic tiles in Lisbon’s historic quarter and the new textured consider on the conventional ceramic tile facade”.

The judges also gave particular mention to Casa El Enroque by Ángel Luis Rocamora for the “delicate use of classic ceramic tiles on the façades, mixed with the apertures that open up strategically as component of the restoration and extension of the current developing”.

Tile of Spain Awards promotion2014 Architecture Winner – Property in Príncipe Actual by Camarim Arquitectos. Photograph by Nelson Garrido

Yet another Particular Mention for Architecture went to Casa Andamio by bosch.capdeferro for “the use of glazed ceramic tiles in a variety of development factors as a indicates of catalysing certain plays of light inside the transition spaces among the interiors and exteriors”.

First prize in the 2014 Interior Style class went to the Restoration of the Cloister at Betxí Castle by El Fabricante de Espheras studio. The judges remarked on “the conceptual transformation” of the cloister by which includes a conventional terracotta wall and a huge mirrored surface that practically extends the space.

Tile of Spain Awards promotion Bodebo Store by CAVAA. Photograph by Jordi Surroca

The panel also gave two special mentions in the Interior Design class: Bodebo Retailer by CAVAA was honoured for the “refreshing no-fuss intervention of the renewed interior, as well as the simple efficiency in the use of the numerous ceramic tiles”.

The judges also praised the magnificent restoration perform undertaken on the administrative hall of the Sant Pau Art Nouveau church by Joan Nogué Arbussa, highlighting “its vocation to restore it to its authentic state, incorporating original ceramic tiles whilst also introducing a contemporary get on these sections for which there was no aim information”.

Tile of Spain Awards promotion Bodebo Keep by CAVAA. Photograph by Jordi Surroca

Closing date for entries 28 October 2015, application is free of charge.

More information and application forms go to www.tileofspainawards.com or contact [email protected]

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