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Celebrating the Best of Italian Ceramic Tiles in Architecture & Design: Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition 2011
The Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition showcases the work of North American architects and designers who use Italian tile in their projects. Now in its 18th year, the annual awards program sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica, the Association of Italian Ceramics and the Italian Trade Commission, continues to yield great results. With steep competition in each of the three categories: Residential, Commercial/Hospitality and Institutional, the international jury had a decidedly difficult task. After narrowing down the finalists, they selected a winner and an honorable mention in each category based on the projectâs functionality, visual appeal, original use of tile and overall design. The winning installations demonstrate how the A&D community is âthinking bigâ by using larger, slimmer formats and choosing tiles with recycled content and environmental certifications.
The recipients were presented at the Ceramic Tiles of Italy Press Conference on Tuesday, March 15 during Coverings 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The winning architects receive $4,000 and a five-day trip to Bologna, Italy to attend Cersaie 2011. Ceramic Tiles of Italy awarded an additional testo2,000 to be shared by the winning contractor/distributor team.
Commercial/Hospitality Winner: RMW Architecture & Interiors (Brocade Communications; Manufactuerer: Caesar Ceramica)
The Fairview Mall, designed by GHA Design Studios, receives an Honorable Mention for this yearâs commercial category.
Residential Winner: Belzberg Architects (Kona Residence; Manufactuerer: Floor Gres)
2006 Residential Design Competition winner, Hufft Projects, wins this yearâs Honorable Mention for the Curved House residence.
Institutional Winner: SNC Lavalin, Inc (Canada Line - Rapid Transit; Manufactuerer: Casalgrande Padana SPA)
Fourgeron Architecture was awarded Honorable Mention for their work on the Ingleside Branch Public Library in San Francisco, California.
To know more about projects and winners please visit the Italian Trade Commissionâs website italytile.com and www.tilecompetition.com - a digital guide to the Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition.