1st Edition PIAM Awards

The contest jury of PIAM, formed by prestigious architects and representatives of sustainable architecture in Spain, passed judgment on the first edition of the international architecture awards of Matimex.

2015-09-30
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1st Edition PIAM Awards

The contest jury of PIAM, formed by prestigious architects and representatives of sustainable architecture in Spain, passed judgment on the first edition of the international architecture awards of Matimex. The first prize is awarded to:
HOTEL SURF COTTAGE. Nuevo vernacular by Modulab team whose members are: Pablo Sainz Sanchez, Fran Saiz Sánchez, Ana Izquierdo de la Cal, Miriam Gutiérrez Fernández y Silvia Torres Gómez.The project investigates a new hotel model and it stands out for its consistency in their approaches, especially regarding the suitability in the use of Gruppo Fiandre Iris Ceramica materials.
The second prize is:
CASE STUDY CAVES.Arquitectura sostenible, by Anton Martinez Architects team, whose members are: Alicia Martínez Antón, Mª Gracia López Patiño, Marta Mares Guijarro, Carlota Hernández Martín y Pablo Morán MartínezIt is an innovative and risky work that develops a distinctive hotel format and extremely environmentally friendly. The creative use of ceramic materials Gruppo has earned him the second place.
Because of the quality of the work, the court has awarded two special mentions to:
1st mention: En algún lugar..., by Macla Architects team whose members are: Elena Robles Alonso, Pedro Gambín Hurtado, Magdalena Griñán Egea.
2er mention: Rehabilitación del Bellas Artes, San Sebastián. Creación de nuevo icono contemporáneo: Hotel Beaux Arts, para cinéfilos y viajeros exigentes, by Itsaso García Borja and Eva Isusquiza Khanouf
The photocatalytic Active application of The Group, based on the active participation and the improvement of the environment, is present in the best rated projects.
The objective of the International Architecture Award Matimex, in this first edition, has been developing innovative and cutting-edge ideas on new trends in the hotel sector. Sustainability and the original and coherent use of materials, were decisive to select the winner.

In order to bring the projects to architects and people interested, the best works are part of a virtual exhibition, which can be visited from now on the PIAM website.
The official awards ceremony will take place in MAE on Thursday November 12th.

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