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Winners of the FAD Awards 2017


The prestigious FAD Awards to Architecture and Interior Design presented by ARQUIN-FAD (the FAD’s Interdisciplinary Space Design Association) and a benchmark among professionals from the fields of architecture, interior design and urban planning, have announced the winners. The jury’s decision was revealed on 29 June at the prize-giving ceremony staged at the Disseny HUB Barcelona, the FAD’s current headquarters.

Of the 463 candidatures entered, 26 works were shortlisted, to which we should add 49 longlisted works and one mention. This year’s juries, chaired by Belén Moneo, Johan Celsing and Anna Calvera, awarded the following recognitions:

Architecture: Royal Collections Museum of Madrid, the work of Emilio Tuñón Álvarez and Luis Moreno Mansilla (Mansilla y Tuñón Arquitectos).

Interior Design: Pontejos 9 in Madrid, the work of Victoria Acebo and Ángel Alonso (aceboXalonso).

City and Landscape: Refurbishment of Joan Oliver Park in Badia del Vallès, the work of Claudi Aguiló i Aran and Albert Domingo i Ollé (DATAAE) and Xavier Vendrell.

Ephemeral Interventions: Commemorative Columns of the 30 years of the reconstruction of the German Pavilion in Barcelona, the work of Luís M. Santa-María and Roger S. Llonch.

International: NIEL Garden in Toulouse, the work of Miquel Batlle and Michèle Orliac (Michèle & Miquel).

In Thought and Critique*: “Theories and History of the Contemporary City” (ex aequo), by Carlos García Vázquez, published by Gustavo Gili, and “After belonging” (ex aequo), by Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco, Ignacio González Galán, Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Alejandra Navarrete Llopis and Marina Otero Verzier, published by Lars Müller Publishers.

The Habitàcola Awards were also presented at the ceremony. These prizes for architecture students recognised the work produced by them for their dissertation project, which this year revolved around the theme of the playground. The challenge of the competition was to redesign a school’s outdoor spaces from a critical perspective.

The participating works (long- and shortlisted) will be on display until 29 October at “The Best Design of the Year” exhibition.

*This category of the FAD Awards includes texts and publications on city, landscape, architecture, interior design, etc. that have significantly contributed to fostering debate and critique on the Iberian Peninsula.


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