BigMat ’15 International Architecture Award unveils the 100 selected projects

August 2, 2015

The BigMat International Architecture Award is proud to present a selection of 100 projects –out of the over 750 applicants– which will compete to enter the final selection of 18 projects eligible for the Grand Prize of 30,000€.

 

Image of the Jury meeting in Paris © BigMat Award

Image of the Jury meeting in Paris © BigMat Award

 

The members of the Jury of the 2015 BigMat International Architecture Award have selected 100 projects out of the over 750 presented in this second edition of the Prize. President Jesús Aparicio and Secretary Jesús Donaire, along with the rest of the members of the jury –Olivier Bastin (Belgium), Martin Rajnis (Czech Republic), Antonio Ortiz (Spain), Henry Ciriani (France) Francesco Dal Co (Italy), Manuel Aires Mateus (Portugal)– met in Paris last June 10th in order to select the top 100 projects from the six countries participating in the 2015 edition of the BigMat Award: Spain, Italy, France, Belgium, Czech Republic and, for the first time this year, Portugal.

 

Image of the Jury meeting in Paris © BigMat Award

Image of the Jury meeting in Paris © BigMat Award

Image of the Jury meeting in Paris © BigMat Award

Image of the Jury meeting in Paris © BigMat Award

 

These projects will, in turn, compete for a place in the final selection of 18 finalists from which the prize winner will be chosen. The finalists and runners-up for each country, as well as the Grand Prize winner will be awarded in the BigMat Award ceremony scheduled for November 20 in Berlin, Germany.

The jury members pointed out the diversity of the projects presented, both in scale and nature of the architecture itself, as well as the coexistence of architects and designers from different environments and generations among the participants of each country.

 

Image of the Jury meeting in Paris © BigMat Award

Image of the Jury meeting in Paris © BigMat Award

Image of the Jury meeting in Paris © BigMat Award

Image of the Jury meeting in Paris © BigMat Award

 

Spain was the country with the most projects selected for the prize, but also one of the most numerous in participation. In the words of Antonio Ortiz, the Spanish representative among the jurors, “I was positively surprised because the crisis has severely affected the construction sector in Spain and yet I have seen that many interesting buildings have been produced in the last two years”. As Jesús Aparicio added, the Award is not only growing “in the number of projects presented” but also “particularly in the terms of the quality of those selected”.

The projects selected for France and Italy also give a taste of the architecture scene in these countries, in which participation has been widespread among a younger generation of architects who aspire to change and improve the construction sector with a different approach to architecture and design. In words of Henry Ciriani, “it has been possible to confirm a new generation of architects has emerged”. Francesco Dal Co, on the other hand, comments on how “this selection shows that Itailian architecture is starting a new period which –we hope- will be as brilliant as those lived in the past.”

 

Image of the Jury meeting in Paris © BigMat Award

Image of the Jury meeting in Paris © BigMat Award

Image of the Jury meeting in Paris © BigMat Award

Image of the Jury meeting in Paris © BigMat Award

 

Another issue that comes to surface when exploring the projects selected is that of local tradition and identity versus globalized design. According to Olivier Bastin, the projects presented for Belgium “are quite complex operations, small yet very rich in their way of responding to an identity, a need for identity”, which very much lines up with the remarks made by Manuel Aires Mateus, representative of Portugal, who reckons his country is “appreciated for its tradition of plain architecture” and yet, the projects selected for the BigMat Award manage to “combine an idea of tradition with one of internationalism”.

The same goes for the Czech RepublicMartin Rajnis, the jury representative of this country, hopes that “maybe, only maybe, we’re making our way back onto the world’s architectural map”.

 

Learn more about the projects selected for each country below:

 

BELGIUM

ARCHITECTURE OFFICE WORK
Atelier d’architecture Pierre Hebbelinck et Pierre de Wit Théatre de Liége
a practice (dénomination professionnelle: ANORAK sprl) 10(03) a square
V+ / Vers plus de bien-être Water Tower construction ghlin
Bureau d’architecture Ledroit-Pierret-Polet Cygnes-Digue
Dethier Architecture Loft KEMPART
MSA L’ANGLE NAVEZ
URA YvesMalysse&KikiVerbeeck RLN Revalidation Centre
URA YvesMalysse&KikiVerbeeck JGK Youth Hostel
URA YvesMalysse&KikiVerbeeck WAL Stacked Houses
URA YvesMalysse&KikiVerbeeck KAU Gymnasium
Label architecture sprl Centre Culturel d’Andenne

 


 

CZECH REPUBLIC

ARCHITECTURE OFFICE WORK
3+1 architekti JACER Horse Stable
Srmkova architekti, s.r.o. Vila Troja
ARCHTEAM Centre for Renovation
M&P architekti – Krajinářská architektura Park 4 Dvory
Prokš Přikryl architekti Facilites for a Biotope
PROJEKTSTUDIO EUCZ, S.R.O. Rekonstrukce sídla Pospiech
Projektil Architekti The Centre of Non-Governamental
Projektil Architekti The “Maxipes Fík” Riverbank
Ellement The Gahura’s Prospect Revitalization
KA architekti, s.r.o. Reconstruction and extension of a caffeteria and kitchen

 


 

FRANCE

ARCHITECTURE OFFICE WORK
Dominique Perrault Architecture Palais Des Sport De Rouen
Agence d’Architecture Philippe Prost The Ring Of Remembrance
DIETMAR FEICHTINGER ARCHITECTES Centre Sportif Jules Ladoumegue
LANOIRE & COURRIAN Pavillon De Degustation
Studio Odile Decq Siege Social De Gl Events
DOMINIQUE COULON ET ASSOCIÉS Tribunal D’instance
DOMINIQUE COULON ET ASSOCIÉS Restructuration Et Extension De La Piscine
DOMINIQUE COULON ET ASSOCIÉS Pole Multiculturel D’isberg
Mosbach Paysagistes Louvre Lens Park
LAN Euravenir Tower
Linazasoro&sánchez arquitectura, slp / Thienot-Ballan-Zulaica architectes Centre Administratif Et De Congrés Á Troyes
Babin+Renaud Architectes Centre Culturel Les Quinconces
Babin+Renaud Architectes 51 Logements Nantes
Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons architectes associés College Marguerite De Navarre
Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons architectes associés Centro De Formation Des Apprentis
AAVP L’atoll
Marion Bernard House 9
Marion Bernard House 4
a+ samueldelmas architectes urbaniste Dialogue Entre Matiere Et Paysage
ANTONINI DARMON architects Isles Bird

 


 

ITALY

ARCHITECTURE OFFICE WORK
MIDE architetti Temporary School Gymnasium
ROSSIPRODI ASSOCIATI SRL Nuova Sede dei Dipartimenti
Gulino Albanese architects Cantina alle pendici dell’Etna
GEZA Gri e Zucchi Architetti Associati Faber Headquarters
Studio di architettura arch. stefania saracino Casa Riga con Agriturismo
labics MAST. Arts, Experience and Technology
ABDR Architetti Associati Nuovo Teatro dell’Opera
iotti+pavarani architetti Community Center
Pedevilla Architects La Pedevilla Pliscia 13
onsitestudio s.r.l. Laboratorio di Ricerca
CN10 Gianluca Gelmini Architetto Torre del Borgo Villa D’Adda
Camillo Botticini Architetto Alps Villa
arch. Andrea Oliva The architectural and functional requalification of Shed
Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners Bulgari Winery
lucianopia srl “25 green” in Turin
baukuh studio associato Casa della Memoria
Ipostudio architetti Residential Aged Care Facility
DOIT Architetti Associati Nuovo Centro Culturale
Natalini Architetti Relais San Lorenzo

 


 

PORTUGAL

ARCHITECTURE OFFICE WORK
SAMI-arquitectos E/C House
MXTstudio Pedestrian And Cycling Bridge
GSMM architetti . Giorgio Santagostino . Monica Margarido House In Sao Francisco
João Quintela . Tim Simon Pavilhao Kairos
Pedro Reis Arquitecto House In Melides
Bak Gordon Arquitectos Two Houses In Santa Isabel
José Adrião Arquitectos Casa Da Severa
Camilo Rebelo Arquitecto Museum Of Art And Archaeology
Brandão Costa, Arquitectos, Lda Casa De Crestuma
Nuno Montenegro Arquitecto, Lda. Stm. School Of Technology
AZO Sequeira Arquitetos Associados Lda The Dovecote
LIKEarchitects Ledscape
Nuno Graça Moura, Arquitecto Lda Recuperacao De Nucleo Rural
AND-RÉ White Wolf Hotel
Souto Moura Arquitectos S.A. Auditorio Audiovisual
NO Arquitectos, LDA Vn Garden House
Phyd Arquitectura House In Moreira
Paratelier lda. Ze House
OODA Refurbishment Largo Dos Loios
José Simões Neves, Gabinete de Arquitectura, Lda. Cinema Ideal

 


 

SPAIN

ARCHITECTURE OFFICE WORK
Pesquera Ulargui Arquitectos Slp Pontevedra Museum Enlargement
Barozzi / Veiga Auditorium And Congress Center
Francisco Mangado – Mangado & Asociados Fine Arts Museum Of Asturias
Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza House Of The Infinite
Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza Zamora Offices
Pereda Pérez Arquitectos Viviendas Para Realojos
Estudio.entresitio House 1.130
Harquitectes + Dataae Research Center Icta-Icp
Rojo Fernández-Shaw Arquitectos Centro Deportivo Municipal
Bosch Capdeferro, S.C.P. Casas Patio
Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos Biblioteca Pública Ceuta
Rafael De La-Hoz Arquitectos Daoiz Y Velarde Cultural Center
Bernalte Leon Y Asociados Slp Casa Patio En La Mancha
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos S.L.P. Contemporary Art Center Córdoba
Montse Nogués Arquitecta Reconstrucción Y Ampliación De La Masia Can Calau
Guillermo Vazquez Consuegra. Arquitecto Sevilla Congress Center
HACE Estudio Sotogrande Sailing School
MGM, Morales De Giles Arquitectos SLP Instituto Cartuja
RCR Arquitectos Carpa En El Restaurante “Les Cols”
RCR Arquitectos Espacio Público Teatro La Lira

 


 

News source: BigMat International