18 finalists revealed for the BigMat International Architecture Award ’15

BigMat has announced the 18 finalists in the competition for the 2015 edition of its biennial BigMat International Architecture Award. The Grand Prize, National Prizes and runners-up will be disclosed in the Awards Ceremony in Berlin on November 20.

 

BigMat International Architecture Award '15.18 finalists

BigMat International Architecture Award ’15 finalists

 

BigMat International has announced the 18 finalists in the competition for the 2015 edition of its biennial architecture award. The selected finalists were chosen from the initial selection of 100 participating teams of architects disclosed last June. Representing both emerging and established practices with offices in the six countries eligible for the Award, the shortlisted entries show the great diversity of the projects presented, both in scale and nature of the architecture itself.

 

BigMat International Architecture Award Jury meeting

BigMat International Architecture Award Jury meeting

 

The members of the Jury of the 2015 BigMat International Architecture Award have selected 18 projects out of the initial selection of 100, chosen as the best 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 at the headquarters of BigMat France in July and decided on the 18 projects going through the final for the Regions of Wallonia and Brussels-Capital in Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain.

 

 

These projects will, in turn, compete to win the National Prize for each of the participating countries, as well as the Grand Prize winner and the special mention for Young Architects, which will be awarded in the BigMat Award ceremony scheduled for November 20 in Berlin, Germany.

The Panel of Judges for the BigMat ’15 International Architecture Award are charged with designating the winner of the BigMat ’15 International Grand Prize (30.000€), as well as the winners of the five BigMat ’15 National Prizes (5.000€) and twelve finalists (1.500€). In the interest for disseminating information about the runners-up and the prize winners, a catologue will also be published. The last edition’s catalog can be read here.

The biennial Prize aims to call attention to the built works that have made a major contribution to contemporary architectural culture in SpainFranceItalyPortugal, the Czech Republic and Belgium (Walloon and Brussels City), particularly aware of these works’  dialogue with timeless themes in the history of architecture, as well as their relationship with energy efficiency parameters, sustainable construction and the quest for greater comfort and habitability, accepting any building typology (residential works, commercial works, industrial works, institutional works, etc.).

The list of the 18 projects going through to the final is given below:

 

BELGIUM

ARCHITECTURE OFFICE PROJECT
Atelier d’architecture Pierre Hebbelinck et Pierre de Wit Théatre de Liége
V+ / Vers plus de bien-être Water Tower construction ghlin
URA YvesMalysse&KikiVerbeeck KAU Gymnasium

 

Théatre de Liége © Atelier d'architecture Pierre Hebbelinck et Pierre de Wit

Théatre de Liége © Atelier d’architecture Pierre Hebbelinck et Pierre de Wit

Water Tower construction ghlin © V+ / Vers plus de bien-être

Water Tower construction ghlin © V+ / Vers plus de bien-être

KAU Gymnasium © URA YvesMalysse&KikiVerbeeck

KAU Gymnasium © URA YvesMalysse&KikiVerbeeck


 

CZECH REPUBLIC

ARCHITECTURE OFFICE PROJECT
ARCHTEAM Centre for Renovation of the 20th Century Architectural Heritage
Prokš Přikryl architekti Facilities for a Biotope – Adaptation of a Former AgriculturalMachinery Garage
Projektil Architekti Revitalization of the “Maxipes Fík” Riverbank

 

Centre for Renovation of the 20th Century Architectural Heritage © ARCHTEAM

Centre for Renovation of the 20th Century Architectural Heritage © ARCHTEAM

Facilities for a Biotope – Adaptation of a Former Agricultural Machinery Garage © Prokš Přikryl architekti

Facilities for a Biotope – Adaptation of a Former Agricultural Machinery Garage © Prokš Přikryl architekti

Revitalization of the “Maxipes Fík” Riverbank © Projektil Architekti

Revitalization of the “Maxipes Fík” Riverbank © Projektil Architekti


 

FRANCE

ARCHITECTURE OFFICE PROJECT
Agence d’Architecture Philippe Prost “The Ring of Remembrance” International WW1 Memorial ofNotre-Dame de Lorette
LAN Architecture Euravenir Tower
a+ samueldelmas architectes urbaniste Dialogue Entre Matiere Et Paysage

 

“The Ring of Remembrance” International WW1 Memorial of Notre-Dame de Lorette © Agence d’Architecture Philippe Prost

“The Ring of Remembrance” International WW1 Memorial of Notre-Dame de Lorette © Agence d’Architecture Philippe Prost

Euravenir Tower © LAN Architecture

Euravenir Tower © LAN Architecture

Dialogue Entre Matiere Et Paysage © a+ samueldelmas architectes urbaniste

Dialogue Entre Matiere Et Paysage © a+ samueldelmas architectes urbaniste


 

ITALY

ARCHITECTURE OFFICE PROJECT
GEZA Gri e Zucchi Architetti Associati Faber Headquarters
Pedevilla Architects La Pedevilla Pliscia 13
Andrea Oliva Architetto – Studio Cittarchitettura Technopole for industrial Research: Shed 19 of Ex “Officine Reggiane”industrial área

 

Faber Headquarters © GEZA Gri e Zucchi Architetti Associati

Faber Headquarters © GEZA Gri e Zucchi Architetti Associati

La Pedevilla Pliscia 13 © Pedevilla Architects

La Pedevilla Pliscia 13 © Pedevilla Architects

Technopole for industrial Research: Shed 19 of Ex “Officine Reggiane” industrial área © Andrea Oliva Architetto – Studio Cittarchitettura

Technopole for industrial Research: Shed 19 of Ex “Officine Reggiane” industrial área © Andrea Oliva Architetto – Studio Cittarchitettura


 

PORTUGAL

ARCHITECTURE OFFICE PROJECT
Giorgio Santagostino . Monica Margarido House in Sao Francisco da Serra
José Adrião Arquitectos Casa Da Severa
AZO Sequeira Arquitetos Associados The Dovecote

 

House in Sao Francisco da Serra © Giorgio Santagostino . Monica Margarido

House in Sao Francisco da Serra © Giorgio Santagostino . Monica Margarido

Casa Da Severa © José Adrião Arquitectos

Casa Da Severa © José Adrião Arquitectos

The Dovecote © AZO Sequeira Arquitetos Associados

The Dovecote © AZO Sequeira Arquitetos Associados


 

SPAIN

ARCHITECTURE OFFICE PROJECT
Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza Zamora Offices
HACE estudio Sotogrande Sailing School
RCR arquitectes Public Space, Theatre “La Lira”

 

Zamora Offices © Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza

Zamora Offices © Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza

Sotogrande Sailing School © HACE estudio

Sotogrande Sailing School © HACE estudio

Public Space, Theatre “La Lira” © RCR arquitectes

Public Space, Theatre “La Lira” © RCR arquitectes


 

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