Last Friday, on May 29th, the 8th Architecture and Interior Decoration Awards took place in Madrid. The same as previous years, it was organised by the PORCELANOSA Grupo in order to develop the creativity in interior design and architecture and promote the projects of renowned professionals and students, both national and international.
A historical architectural framework for an evening event in line with its guests
About 250 guests took part in this architecture and interior decoration cocktail dinner, which took place at the Ritz Hotel, a symbolic historical baroque-styled building, located in the Golden Triangle of Madrid, and whose façade is currently undergoing restoration work thanks to a project lead by the architect Rafael de La-Hoz.
Among the guests, there were jury members present, in other words, six prestigious international professionals in charge of the selection process for the awarded projects: Carlos Jiménez (Carlos Jiménez Studio), Fermín Vázquez (b720 Arquitectos), Marc Hertrich & Nicolas Adnet (Studio MHNA), Joanna Biggs (Ga-Design International) and Jordan Goldstein (Gensler).
The main protagonists of the evening event
The candidates in the Forward-looking Projects section had to design the main rooms of a Muse 74 yacht by Grupo Rodman, by making use of the materials and building systems from the eight firms of the Group. Kelpforest, by Nuria Paterna Lluch and David Canós Martí (N + D Arquitectura) were awarded with the first prize with regard to the Professionals Forward-looking Projects. They created a shelter inspired by the Kelp forest, with clear open spaces dominated by the Krion® solid surface and numerous functionalities. Whereas, and as far as the Students Forward-looking Projects are concerned, Imanol Etayo Cabrejas (a student of the CICE Design and Modelling of Architectural Projects Master, Madrid) was awarded the first prize. He created a design consisting of the union of two materials which fit in the different parts of the yacht, that is to say, the laminate wood and Krion®. With regard to the completed projects, the 8th PORCELANOSA Grupo Awards jury members have selected the “Casa Sardinera” by Ramón Esteve Estudio, a house that blends into the environment thanks to the materials, highlighting among others, the L’Antic Colonial bathroom items and the natural stone flooring, as well as the Krion® solid surface.
Finally, Porcelanosa Grupo gave a Special Contract Award to Zhao Xing Guo representing Peddle Thorp Architects study for the Shenzhen Zhongzhou Central Park project (China), which will feature a spectacular Krion® solid surface cover; and an Honorary Award to Belén Moneo Feduchi, for her international projection and contribution to the spreading of Spanish architecture worldwide.
What’s more, the company wanted to highlight the work of several companies for the use of Porcelanosa products in their projects, with awards to Studio ADPI, Agence Architeture Lancuit, 3 Deluxe Studio, Studio Khon Pedersen Fox and Cajamar._