BigMat’17 International Architecture Award submissions recap

The BigMat’17 International Architecture Award registration and submission period is over with more than 900 applications received. What’s next? This year’s edition awards the best European architecture with 70.000€ and the addition of a new online voting Popular Prize.

 

BigMat'15 Prize

BigMat’15 Prize

 

This year’s application period for the Big Mat International Architecture Award was closed on May 26, with an unprecendented number of submissions: over 900 applicants from all 7 BigMat countries –Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, Czech Republic and Slovakia– have submitted their works for the latest edition of BigMat’s biennial prize.

From left to right: Jesús Aparicio, Jesús Donaire, Xaveer de Geyter, Henrieta Moravčíková, Marc Barani, Francesco Isidori, Paulo David

From left to right: Jesús Aparicio, Jesús Donaire, Xaveer de Geyter, Henrieta Moravčíková, Marc Barani, Francesco Isidori, Paulo David

 

The Jury will meet at the headquarters of BigMat in Paris in July deciding on the projects going through to the final selection of runner-ups. This year’s jury is comprised by President Jesús Aparicio and Secretary Jesús Donaire, along with the new 2017 additions: Xaveer de Geyter (Belgium -Wallonia and Brussels City), Henrieta Moravčíková (Czech Republic and Slovakia), Paulo David (Portugal and Spain), Marc Barani (France) and Francesco Isidori (Italy).

As  a novelty for this 2017 Edition of the BigMat International Architecture Award, an online platform for popular voting will be opened during the month of July. As a result of the online voting a new prize category will be released: the Popular Prize, which will be chosen by the general public.

 

BigMat'15 Prize

BigMat'15 Prize

BigMat’15 Prize

 

The Panel of Judges for the BigMat ’17 International Architecture Award are charged with designating the winner of the BigMat ’17 International Grand Prize (30.000€), as well as the winners of the 6 BigMat ’17 National Prizes (5.000€), 6 BigMat ’17 Category Prizes (1.500€), and the BigMat ’17 Special Mention for Young Architects (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.

 

BigMat ’15 Grand Prize. Office building in Zamora, Spain, Campo Baeza Architecture Studio © Javier Callejas
BigMat ’15 Award Grand Prize: Office building in Zamora, Spain, Campo Baeza Architecture Studio © Javier Callejas
BigMat ’13 Award Grand Prize: Elishout Kitchen Tower Campus COOVI, Brussels, by Xaveer De Geyter Architects (XDGA) © Frans Parthesius
BigMat ’13 Award Grand Prize: Elishout Kitchen Tower Campus COOVI, Brussels, by Xaveer De Geyter Architects (XDGA) © Frans Parthesius