With the prestigious architect Jacob van Rijs (MVRDV) as chairman of the jury, last November 20th, took place the deliveration of ASCER Ceramic Awards 2019. Inês Lobo (Inês Lobo Arquitectura), David Lorente (H Arquitectes), Eugeni Bach (Anna & Eugeni Bach), Héctor Ruiz Velázquez (Ruiz Velázquez Architecture & Design Team), Tomoko Sakamoto (Spread Editores) and Ramón Monfort (CTAC) contributed their share as spokespersons in the jury gathered in Castellón.
On this occasion, the studio PICH Architects was awarded for its project Research Centre of the Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona. The jury of the Architecture Prize highlights that the project seeks to mimic the modernist ensemble in which it is inserted from its ceramic envelope.
The winning project in the Interior Design category is “Waiting room in the docks of a bus station (Badajoz)” by José María Sánchez García in which the jury assesses the presence of the same material capable of resolving all the situations posed by a cladding of a public space. Finally, the PFC category award was for “Memento Mori” by Óscar Cruz García. This work of the ETSA Madrid student showed the maturity and sensitivity of a project as drawn as it has been lived.