2016 Tile of Spain Awards open for entries

The fifteenth edition of the Tile of Spain Awards is now open for entries, welcoming project submissions from international architects, interior designers and architecture students.

Projects can be located anywhere in the world, but must make significant use of Spanish ceramics and must have been completed between January 2014 and October 2016.

The 2016 Tile of Spain Awards offer a prize fund of 39,000 Euros divided into three categories: Architecture (17,000 Euros), Interior Design (17,000 Euros) and Student Degree Project (5,000 Euros). The jury may also give special mentions in each category.

Tile of Spain Awards
2015 Architecture Winner: ‘Multipurpose Teaching Hall at the Gavina School’ by Carmen Martínez Gregori, Carmel Gradolí Martínez and Arturo Sanz Martínez. Photo: Mariela Pollonio

The jury chairman is the Portuguese architect, author and lecturer Gonçalo Byrne, holder of the Gold Medal of the French Academy of Architecture, plus Rome’s Piranesi Award. The panel of judges also includes:

  • Elisa Valero – author and professor at the Granada School of Architecture
  • Iñaqui Carnicero – lecturer at Cornell University and organiser of the Spanish Pavilion exhibition at the XV Venice Biennale
  • Nani Marquina – Spanish designer and founder of nanimarquina
  • Nuno Brandão Costa – Portuguese architect and lecturer
  • Ramón Monfort – Spanish architect and founding member of the Castellon Ceramic Design Centre
  • Ricardo Sánchez Lampreave – architecture lecturer and editor.

The awards have a long and distinguished history of recognising and championing talent. In 2015 the award in the architecture category went to Carmen Martínez Gregori, Carmel Gradolí Martínez and Arturo Sanz Martínez for the ‘Multipurpose Teaching Hall at the Gavina School‘ (Picanya, Valencia), whilst the Interior Design award went to El Equipo Creativo for the ‘Blue Wave Cocktail Bar’ (Barcelona), pictured at the top of this article.

The closing date for entries is 26th October 2016. Entry is free. For further information visit

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