They Reign in Spain: 3 Projects Receive Annual Spanish Prize

From a passive house in Mallorca to a pizza restaurant in San Sebastian, six projects won or garnered honorable mentions in the 15th annual Tile of Spain Awards, presented to architecture, interior design and student projects that deftly incorporate Spanish tile. But the winners walked away with more than recognition: The architecture and interior design category winners each received a monetary prize of 17,000 euros, while the student (or Final Degree Project) winner received 5,000 euros. Two Homes in Oropesa (Toledo) In the architecture category, the winner was “Two Homes in Oropesa (Toledo)” in which Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos mastered an architectural intervention within a historical context using ceramic tile. This renovation of adjacent houses called for a higher roofline underneath existing historical brick arches, repair to damaged walls that were heritage-protected and re-facing of an adjoining courtyard and upper-level bridge. Two Homes in Oropesa (Toledo) Receiving an honorable mention in the architecture category, “MM House, Palma de Mallorca” is a Passivhaus residence that, with its complex geometric volumes nestled in a sloping terrain, boasts strategic solar orientation and views of the sea, private gardens and Bellver Castle. The project is particularly stunning ...
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