BigMat ’17 International Architecture Award winners shortlist revealed!

Learn who are the 15 selected teams eligible for the BigMat International Architecture Award Grand Prize, 6 National Prizes, 6 Category Prizes and the Public Prize, which will be unveiled during the awards ceremony on the 24th of November in Florence, Italy.

 

Palazzo Vecchio Florence, BigMat '17 Award ceremony venue.

Palazzo Vecchio Florence, BigMat ’17 Award ceremony venue.

 

With the final closing of the Public Choice Award, on Tuesday 24th of October, the definitive list of the BigMat International Architecture Award 2017 winners has been revealed.

The list of winners comprises Multiple Architecture & Urbanisme from Belgium, A69 Architekti and H3T Architekti from the Czech Republic, Éric Lapierre Experience, Lacaton & Vassal and MUOTO from France, C+S Architects from ItalyAlvaro Siza Vieira + Eduardo Souto de Moura, João Mendes Ribeiro and Menos é Mais, Pedro Matos Gameiro and Pedro Mauricio Borges from Portugal, ZEROZERO from Slovakia and José María Sánchez García, Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos and MGM Arquitectos from Spain.

The winners of the 2017 BigMat International Public Prize -awarded with 1.500€- will be revealed, along with the rest of the BigMat International Architecture Awards – 6 National Prizes, 6 Category Prizes, 1 Special Mention for Young Architects and the Grand Prize-  on Friday the 24th of November at the awards ceremony in Florence.

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One week left to vote for the BigMat International Award 2017 Public Prize!

Vote now! The winner of the Public Choice Award will be announced along with the other prizes and will be invited to attend the Awards Ceremony of the BigMat’17 International Architecture Award, which will take place at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy, on November 24th.

 

Offices in Zamora, by Alberto Campo Baeza. Winner of the 2015 BigMat International BigMat Award © Javier Callejas

Offices in Zamora, by Alberto Campo Baeza. Winner of the 2015 BigMat International BigMat Award © Javier Callejas

 

Until October 24, 2017 you can vote for any three of your favourite projects among the 87 shortlisted in the BigMat International Architecture Award. Voting is open for all citizens residing in any of the participating countries: Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The project chosen by the participants will be included in the catalogue along with the other winning entries. The prize will be also awarded with 1.500 euros.

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One month left to vote for the BigMat International Award 2017 Public Prize!

Until October 24, 2017 you can vote for any three of your favourite projects among the 87 shortlisted in the BigMat International Architecture Award. Voting is open for all citizens residing in any of the participating countries: Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

 

Henrieta Moravčíková and Xaveer de Geyter, part of the 2017 BigMat Award panel of judges © Pablo Gomez Tribello

Henrieta Moravčíková and Xaveer de Geyter, part of the 2017 BigMat Award panel of judges © Pablo Gomez Tribello

 

As the time left for the final announcement of this year’s Grand Prize shortens, preparations start for the edition’s Public Prize. From July 24, following the announcement of the finalists for the International Architecture Award 2017, the competition was opened to the public by allowing you to vote for your favorite individual or team. Any three of the 87 selected shortlisted projects  are eligible for the Public Prize by voting in BigMat International Architecture Award’s official website

The voting period closes on October 24, 2017. The winner of the Public Prize 2017 will be announced along with the other six categories – Architecture, Sustainability, City and Landscape, Restoration, Interior Design and Ephemeral Architecture – at the BigMat International Architecture Award ceremony on 24 November in Florence.  (more…)

“Centre Pompidou. Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and the Making of a Modern Monument” by Francesco Dal Co

The book by Francesco Dal Co, director of Casabella and BigMat International Architecture Award member of the jury, presents a lively intellectual biography of one of the 20th century’s most iconic buildings.

 

L’outil informative © Yale University Press

L’outil informative © Yale University Press

 

The Centre Georges Pompidou, also called Beaubourg, is today considered an icon of contemporary Paris, the quintessence of a modern building, and a model for what a museum can be. In 1971, Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, together with the engineering firm Ove Arup & Partners, won an international architecture competition with their innovative and irreverent design. (more…)

“Identità dell’architettura italiana” XIII International Congress at Florence

The University of Florence and it’s DIDA-Dipartimento di Architettura, with the support of Casabella Formazione, organizes the thirteenth edition of the congress, with the participation of Francesco Dal Co, director of Casabella and BigMat International Architecture Award member of the jury.

 

Teattrino Varano, Paolo Zermani © Zermani Associati Studio di Architettura

Teattrino Varano, Paolo Zermani © Zermani Associati Studio di Architettura

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Winners revealed for the BigMat ’15 International Architecture Award

The BigMat Group, distributors of construction materials, has announced the winners of its BigMat ’15 International Architecture Award, in its second international edition. Alberto Campo Baeza follows Xaveer De Geyter —last edition’s winner— as Grand Prize.

 

Office building in Zamora, Spain, Campo Baeza Architecture Studio © Javier Callejas

BigMat Award Grand Prize: Office building in Zamora, Spain, Campo Baeza Architecture Studio © Javier Callejas

 

The awards ceremony took place on Friday, November 20th, at the BOLLE Festsäle building in Berlin, in the presence of the 18 teams of architects competing for the grand prize, the members of the international panel of judges and the companies making up the BigMat Group. The selected 18 finalists were chosen from the initial selection of 100 participating teams of architects disclosed last June. (more…)

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. (more…)

House at Rua de São Mamede ao Caldas: 18th-century townhouse renovation by Manuel Aires Mateus

Manuel Aires Mateus – one of the two founders of Aires Mateus Arquitectos and ’15 BigMat Award member of the jury – designed the renovation of the lower level of an ageing hillside residence located between Lisbon’s medieval castle and the Romanesque-style city cathedral.

 

Casa na Rua de São Mamede ao Caldas in Lisbon, Manuel Aires Mateus © Ricardo Oliveira Alves

Casa na Rua de São Mamede ao Caldas in Lisbon, Manuel Aires Mateus © Ricardo Oliveira Alves

 

A succession of everyday spaces occupied the lower floor of an 18th century building on castle hillside. The estate existed illustrating a period and an identity that were clouded due to extended neglect. The plan for the house elected spatial values, designed geometric affinities, precision in relation to exterior windows. The garden made it possible to enhance the depth of the view over the Baixa rooftops and the river. An existing addition was rebuilt to house more private functions. The secular spaces were opened up to incorporate more significant uses. The unexpected discovery of a cistern crosses the depth horizontally and connects with the sky, the most protected space of the house.

 

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