A villa in Greece, the docks of Marseille and a cemetery in Ferrara are the winning projects of the three sections of La Ceramica e il Progetto 2016, the fifth edition of the architectural competition organized by Cersaie and Confindustria Ceramica aimed at awarding and giving visibility to the best constructions made with Italian ceramic tiles. The jury, composed by the architects Sebastiano Brandolini, Michele Capuani e Cino Zucchi, judge 65 projects considering creativity, functionality and aesthetic taste, besides the overall design, the use of ceramic tiles, fixing quality and environmental development resulted by material sustainability. The winning designer in each category will receive a prize of 5000 euros.
For the Residential category, the winning project is the “Private Villa in Antiparos, Greece” by Peia Associati architecture studio, made with Marazzi tiles. The special mention gives to "Teatro1" designed by Archest studio that has used Mirage tiles.
The winner of the Commecial/Hospitality category is the projects “The Marsiglia docks, in France” designed by 5+1 AA Studio that has used the tiles of Casalgrande Padana. The honorable mention has been given to "Silvian Heach flagship store in Milano", designed by the Fabio Caselli design studio for which Ornamenta’s tiles have been used. Regarding the Institutional/Urban Forniture category, the winner is the “Copparo new cemetery” designed by the architect Mauro Crepaldi that has chosen tiles by Edilcuoghi Kale.
Three the special mentions assigned: the first given to the "Restoration of the Glass Church in Baranzate", by the SBG Architects studio, which used Casalgrande Padana tiles; the second, to the café of "Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation", created by Cliostraat studio that used Marazzi tiles; the third, the "Restoration of Faes Pontius schools in Milan", curated by the DRME studio that used the tiles of Cooperativa Ceramica d'Imola.