In the 12th ASCER Tile of Spain Awards given by the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association, the winner in the Architecture section is an urban intervention carried out by Pol Femenias: the remodeling work on Riera de la Salut, in the Barcelona’s San Feliu de Llobregat district. The panel of judges presided by Manuel Gallego valued in particular how a large-scale problem was solved through the creation of small ceramic pieces that through repetition and different combinations created urban elements like lattices and walls, in the process providing solutions to a range of circumstances in a unitary way. The new urban space on a street in the working class district of La Salut regenerates the void left over from the demolition of an old textile factory to build underground parking. The walls of the neighboring houses’ rear courtyards had been left exposed, so the project covers the party walls by means of a lattice of ceramic baked at high temperatures, with pieces – both hollow and solid – of enameled earthenware rendered in gloss and matte and in cube and rhombus shapes.
In the Interiors section the prize went to Casa Luz in Cilleros (Cáceres), a one-family house built by the studio Barcelona Arquitectura-G.
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