The panel of judges for the seventeenth edition of the Tile of Spain Architecture and Interior Design Awards, chaired by architect Jorge Silvetti, met in November in Castellón to decide award winners.

The new entrance to Palma’s intermodal station, designed by architect Joan Miquel Seguí Colomar, was announced as the winner in the Architecture category. The panel of judges particularly valued the use of ceramic tiles to create a latticework effect as a defining feature for the entrance, marking the threshold between the urban space and the intermodal station’s service infrastructures. The design marks a return to the Mediterranean tradition of latticework as a filter between exteriors and a more enclosed, user-friendly area. The bold use of ceramic tiles is an ideal solution for a structural resource that is concealed from the exterior.

“House overlooking the sea” by Xavier Martí and Lucía Ferrater received first prize in the Interior Design category. In the Final Degree Project category, Manuel Bouzas Barcala from the Madrid School of Architecture won for his project “A positive happening.”

Architects Jorge Silvetti (Chair), Elías Torres, Ricardo Carvalho, Jordi Garcés, Belén Moneo, Mario Ruiz and Ramón Monfort made up the panel of judges.

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