Lacaton & Vassal wins 2017 BigMat Grand Prize for Architecture

The FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais art center, completed in 2013 by the French architects, follows the office building by Alberto Campo Baeza and the kitchen tower by Xaveer De Geyter as Grand Prize of the biannual award. The third edition of the BigMat International Architecture Award rewards European architecture with one Grand Prize (30.000€), six National Prizes (5.000€ each prize), six Category Prizes (1.500€ each prize), one Public Prize (1.500€) and one Special Mention for Young Architects.

 

BigMat '17 International Architecture Award ceremony at Palazzo Vecchio, Florence  © BigMat

BigMat ’17 International Architecture Award ceremony at Palazzo Vecchio, Florence © BigMat

 

The awards ceremony took place on November 24th, at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy, in the presence of the architects competing for the Grand Prize, the members of the international panel of judges and the companies making up the BigMat Group. The selected 14 finalists were chosen from the initial selection of 87 participating teams of architects disclosed last July.

Out of a list of almost 900 projects from 7 European countries (Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Slovakia, Portugal and Spain), the panel of judges chaired by Jesús Aparicio and comprising Xaveer De Geyter (Belgium), Henrieta Moravčíková (Czech Republic + Slovakia), Marc Barani (France), Francesco Isidori (Italy), Paulo David (Portugal + Spain), and awards secretary Jesús Donaire, decided to give the BigMat ’17 International Architecture Award to the French National Fund for Contemporary Arts building ‘FRAC’ in Dunkirk, by French architects Lacaton & Vassal. (more…)

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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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…)