The names of the finalists of the 12th edition of the Grand Prix are out!

The International Jury finally reached an agreement on the projects that will receive the 2019-2021 Grand Prix awards
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After an in-depth debate around architecture, the role of ceramics, the state of the art and possibilities of this traditional yet innovative material, the names of the finalists of the 12th edition of the Grand Prix are finally out. It was a demanding endeavour for the judges, given the number and quality of the projects submitted. The winners will be announced on 27 May at the Mudec Museum in Milan.

Short list

On 11 March at the Casalgrande Padana Creative Centre, the International Jury finally reached an agreement on the projects that will receive the 2019-2021 Grand Prix awards.   Chaired by Franco Manfredini (President of Casalgrande Padana), the jury is composed of:
  • Francesca Gugliotta, a design journalist who writes for Italian and international magazines (London)
  • Malgorzata Szczepanska, an interior designer, stylist and Editor-in-Chief of Elle Decoration (Warsaw)
  • Benoit Joly, a journalist with D’Architecture magazine (Paris)
  • Flavio Mangione, an architect and teacher (appointed by the National Council of Architects – Rome)
  • Sebastian Redecke, an architect and journalist with Bauwelt magazine (Berlin)
  • Matteo Vercelloni, an architect, journalist and architecture critic (Milan)
  The jury has chosen the names of the finalists of the 12th edition after evaluating over 140 applications and selecting the projects that have best expressed the theme of ceramics as the star of the architectural project from both a formal and functional point of view.  
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Here are the names of the finalists

.Doug West, TPG Architecture – Associated Press Headquarters, New York City, USA .Peter Apel, Andrew Kiel, Sauerbruch Hutton – Experimenta, Heilbronn, Germania .Studio Transit – Angelini Headquarters, Roma Italia . Brygida, Stachura JSK Architekci – Dekada Shopping Centre, Nysa, Polonia .Weikko Kotila, Laatio Architects – Market Hall of Oulu, Oulu, Finlandia .Csilla Kutlik, Àrkàd Tem – Szent Gellèrt school, Budapest, Ungheria .Simon Barazin, Jonathan Canetti, Jonathan Canetti Architecture & Design – Buza gelato gallery, Tel Aviv, Israele .Samir Sadrudin, Nadia Abban, Design Office Aga Khan Hospital – Princess Zahra Pavillion, Karachi, Pakistan . Philippe Loyer, Atelier Loyer Architects, Pierre Chomette, Chomette-Lupi et Associés Architectes – Lycée Simone Veil, Liffré, Francia . Giampiero Peia, .Peia Associati – La nuova ROOM XIX alle Nazioni Unite di Ginevra, Ginevra, Svizzera . Simone Sfriso, TAM Associati – Nuovo Complesso Parrocchiale “Resurrezione di ns. Signore”, Varignano Viareggio, Italia .Guendalina Salimei, T Studio – Riqualificazione del piano libero di Corviale: il Chilometro Verde, Roma, Italia . Augusto Ortoleva, Studio Cantone-Ortoleva  – Una piscina nel paesaggio, Catania, Italia .Christian Bianco, CBArchitects – Bruzzesi 7 studios, Milano, Italia .Barbora Léblová – Barbora Léblová Interiors & Architecture, Private Apartment, Praga, Repubblica Ceca .Jacopo Mascheroni, JM Architecture – Jesolo Lido Beach Villa e Villa a Ginevra , Venezia, Italia – Ginevra, Svizzera . Anna and Krzysztof Paszkowscy-Thurow, Anna Thurow Architecture and Interiors – House NB, Szczecin, Polonia .Alfonso Femia, Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia  – Urbagreen a Romainville, 8ème Art a Marsiglia, Complesso Turistico plurifunzionale a La Ciotat, Living in the Blue a Lambrate, Sangiovanni Housing a Milano .Philippe Deprick, Atelier d’ArchItecture Le 212 – Centre Aquatique Aqua N&S , Flixecourt, Francia .Lisa Deering, Glancy Nicholls Architects – The Spitfire Gallery, Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom .Marco Borghi, Studio M2R Architettura – Nuova sede Croce Rossa a Scandiano (RE), Italia .Italian Commercial Project – UAE Pavilion, Saadiyat Island Abu Dabi, UAE .Giancarlo Scognamiglio, SAG Architettura – Due Fabbricati E.R.P. per 22 alloggi quale edilizia sostitutiva, Portici (NA), Italia
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Four categories

The winners of the four categories (Shopping and Business Centres; Public, Service and Industrial Construction; Residential Buildings; Façade Cladding, Outdoor Flooring, Swimming Pools and Spas) will be announced during the award ceremony on 27 May in the Auditorium of the Mudec Museum in Milan.   This edition of the Grand Prix has once again demonstrated ceramics’ versatility and ability to meet the needs of contemporary architecture, even in different settings, and how this material can add value by emphasising the matter and the extraordinary role it plays in binding together the entire composition.  

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