Quinquennial Tile Award winners announced
On 23 September, the Quinquennial Tile Award ceremony will be staged in Bologna. The panel of judges once again assessed and selected a number of projects from around the world, focusing on the creative and original use of Fincibec ceramics in architecture.
First prize was awarded to the Hotel Riu Gran Canaria, a tourist complex on the second most populous of the Canary Islands. Close links with the sea and sand dunes are emphasised through the wood-effect porcelain tile – the Echo and Monocibec and Arbor collections by Century – that surrounds the outdoor swimming pool and nearby areas subjected to heavy traffic and use. This project is a masterful example of the versatility of ceramic materials in combining aesthetic, technical and design requirements.
The second prize-winning project relates to the offices of CompuGroup Medical in Koblenz, Germany. The building exploits external light (captured from large windows) to emphasise clean architectural lines and indoor spaces. Monocibec large slabs dominate the ground floor, offering an effective and interesting contrast to the glossy mirror-effect surface of the furnishings.
Third place was afforded to a residential project in the Provence region in France. The clients have built their dream home taking care of every single detail. The Monocibec and Naxos ceramics – used for indoor flooring, bathrooms and the outdoor terrace and pool area – featured prominently.
Fourth place went to the Trades and Business Centre of Casinalbo di Formigine in the Province of Modena, where several Monocibec collections have been used out-of-doors and in commercial areas on the ground floor.
Ranked fifth was the Portes Beach Hotel in Halkidiki, Greece where the designer selected numerous Monocibec, Century and Naxos collections to enhance and characterise rooms, outdoor terraces and the restaurant area.
The award ceremony, an invitation-only gala event, will once again bring to the fore other interesting projects realised with the brands of the Fincibec Group.
Cersaie 2014 is staged simultaneously in Bologna and provides a perfect opportunity to discover the latest Fincibec designs and innovations.