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.
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 Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, 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:
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Giorgio Santagostino . Monica Margarido||House in Sao Francisco da Serra|
|José Adrião Arquitectos||Casa Da Severa|
|AZO Sequeira Arquitetos Associados||The Dovecote|
|Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza||Zamora Offices|
|HACE estudio||Sotogrande Sailing School|
|RCR arquitectes||Public Space, Theatre “La Lira”|
News source: BigMat International Architecture Award