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Winners of the FAD Awards 2019


The winners have been announced of these prestigious prizes awarded by ARQUIN-FAD (the FAD’s Interdisciplinary Association of Space Design), which are a benchmark for professionals in the fields of architecture, interior design and urban planning. The jury’s decision was announced on June 19 at the prize-giving ceremony held in the Disseny HUB Barcelona, the FAD’s current headquarters.

Of the 616 candidatures entered in this edition, 37 works had been shortlisted (25 in Architecture and Interior Design, 6 International and 6 in Thought and Critique). This year’s juries, chaired by Fuensanta Nieto, Anne Lacaton and Roger Miralles, awarded the following prizes:

Architecture: Playa Flamenca Secondary School in Orihuela, Alicante, the work of Alfredo Paya Benedito, architect (noname29).

Interior Design: Restoration of the reading room of the library and surrounding spaces of the Bank of Spain’s traditional Cibeles Building in Madrid, the work of Matilde Peralta del Amo.

City and Landscape: Seaside Promenade of El Prat de Llobregat, in Barcelona, the work of Imma Jansana, Conchita de la Villa and Robert de Paauw (Jansana, de la Villa, de Paauw, arquitectes).

Ephemeral Interventions: “Mies Missing Materiality” Project in Barcelona, the work of Eugeni Bach Triadó and Anna Bach (Anna & Eugeni Bach).

There was also a special mention in this category (Architecture and Interior Design) for the refurbishment of the Castellana 81 building (the old Banco de Bilbao) in Madrid, the work of Antonio Ruiz Barbarin.

International: Church of the New Bund district in Shanghai, China. Authors: Iñaki Ábalos and Renata Sentkiewicz (Abalos+Sentkiewicz AS+). In this category, special mention for the Bang Nong Saeng nursery school in Dum Yai, Thailand, the work of INDA Chulalongkorn University, Pau Sarquella and Carmen Torres.

In Thought and Critique*: The jury unanimously decided to award two prizes, one for the trajectory of the “Architecture” collection, texts from the IUACC Doctorate of the University of Seville, and another joint ex aequo prize for “Self-Building. For an Autonomy of Inhabiting. Writings on Housing, Urbanism, Self-Management and Holism” and “How to Live With Memory. Artistic Attitudes to Architecture and Francoism”.

The ceremony also saw the presentation of the Habitácola Awards for architecture students which this year, under the slogan of “The Moving Stall”, addressed the issue of furniture for public and communal use, such as street vendor stalls.

The entered works (winners and shortlisted) will be displayed until 1 September in “The Best Design of the Year” exhibition at the Disseny Hub Barcelona.

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


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