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A photograph of a gastro bar that uses blue and white tiles

Call for entries to the Tile of Spain Awards 2021

Dezeen promotion: designers, architects and final year architectural students are invited to submit their work for this year's Tile of Spain Awards, which celebrates architectural and design projects that use ceramics crafted in Spain.

Now in its 20th year, the annual event organised by the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers' Association (ASCER) aims to encourage and promote Spanish-made ceramics across international architectural and design projects.

Previous winners include a centre for unaccompanied, under-age immigrants by Andrea Puebla Yubero and a gastro bar designed by Arantxa Manrique Arquitectes.

A bar featuring white and blue tiles from the Tiles of Spain Awards
Atlantis Gastrobar by Arantxa Manrique Arquitectes won last year's interior design category. Photo is by Adrià Goula

The Tile of Spain Awards aims to find outstanding ceramic projects, which are divided into three categories: architecture, interior design and a final degree project by an architecture student.

The cash prizes total 35,000 euros and there are two main prizes – architecture and interior design. The winners will each receive 15,000 euros, while the student winner of the final degree project will receive 5,000 euros.

A photograph of a kitchen that uses Spanish tiles
The architects of Casa Ter received won last year's prize. Photo is by Mesura and Salva López

The panel of judges for the Tile of Spain Awards is made up of international architectural and design professionals and will be chaired by architect Carlos Ferrater, founder of Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB).

In last year's awards, the prize for the architecture category was scooped by Mesura Architects Studio for Casa Ter.

First prize in the interior design category went to Atlantis Gastrobar by Arantxa Manrique Arquitectes.

The Final Degree project was won by Andrea Puebla Yubero from CEU San Pablo University in Madrid. The proposal was for a centre for unaccompanied, under-age immigrants.

Tile of Spain Awards winner Casa Ter
Casa Ter by Mesura Architects Studio. Image by Mesura and Salva López

Entry to the awards is free and submissions are being accepted from now until 28 October 2021. Projects must have been completed between January 2020 and October 2021.

For more information on the Tile of Spain Awards 2021 and to register your project, visit the award's website.

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