The jury, composed of five experts in the field of ceramic, design and architecture, assessed all entries for the criteria of having been completed between 2005 and 2009, and the use of ceramic materials from the Group’s three brands: Monocibec, Century and Naxos.
First place went to the creators of the spa area found in the Kempinsky Hotel - West Bay of Doha (Qatar). "The articulation of architectural volumes, the abundance in light and reflections, the variety of sizes and applications enhance the features of the ceramic product that, created with this vocation, boasts all its brightness in the large and perfectly square tiles," the jury noted.
Second place was awarded to Villa Ghilardi, San Nazzario Sesia (Novara, Italy), by architect Nicola Ghilardi. In this case, the jury said it considered "the interpretation of the product, in its rough stone characteristics, as opposed to the rigor of the architectural lines, applied with several sizes, expresses in the best way the creative potential and the multiple use possibilities of this material."
Also receiving honors were:
- Third place: MonoBathRoom, Warsaw (Poland)
- Fourth place: Mediateka Mokra, Horakov (Czech Republic)
- Fifth place: Contrada della Giraffa, Siena (Italy).
The winner will receive a trip for a value of 10,000 € (approx. $12,580US) to an architectural capital to be chosen among Berlin, New York and Dubai. Second to fifth place winners will receive a special prize designed Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni valued at 2,000 € (approx. $2,515US).
The official awards presentation will take place during Cersaie 2010 in Bologna, Italy.
For more information about the award and the awardees, visit www.tileaward.org.