PIAM 2020

The objective of the Matimex International Architecture Prize, in its sixth edition, was to present innovative projects proposing a reflection on «Public Residential Architecture. Design places of passage»

Temporary or passing places are scenarios of certain moments in life in which one leaves the daily routine, the family place and is surely home. The architecture and interior design can be welcoming, impressive, scenographic or even threatening, depending on the emotion that you want to provoke in the user.

These typologies include hotels, hostels or pensions, but also those places of forced residence, such as prisons, where functional needs prevail over aesthetic ones. The contest proposed a reflection on architectural spaces using materials from Iris Ceramica Group in the design. The assessment took into account the use of products with an Active Clean Air & Antibacterial Ceramic™ finish and large-format ceramic plates. Winners in the professional category:

Winners in the professional category:

First prize: «LOS CORRALES. ALOJAMIENTOS PRODUCTIVOS EN ENTORNOS RURALES» by Treceuve, team composed of: Verónica Rodríguez Vergara y Carlos Sánchez Sanabria.
Second prize: «UN PROYECTO CON AIRE DENTRO»by Dual Arquitectura, team composed of: Julia Molina Virués, Vicente Pérez Hernández
Accésit: «THE XX» designed by La Errería * Architecture office, team composed of: Luis Navarro Jover, Carlos Sánchez García
Accésit: «EXPEDICIONARIO VERTICAL TRANSPORTABLE» designed by Santos Brevis from Cubexs.

Winners in the student category:

First prize: «RESIDENCIA UNIVERSITARIA», designed by Juan Manuel Marques dos Santos, Lucas Coltrinari, Mauro Viola y Lucas Guggliardo.
Second prize: «SIBÖ» designed by Nerea Costa Alberdi.

Jury of the 6th edition:

  • Manuel Blanco Lage. Doctor architect. Director of the ETSAM
  • Juan-Luis Grafulla. Counselor and CEO of Matimex
  • Patricio Martínez y Maximià Tarruella. Arquitectos. Founding partners of PMMT Arquitectura
  • Federica Minozzi. CEO of Iris Ceramica Group
  • María Cruz Muñoz. Senior Director of Implementation Projects Savills Aguirre Newman Arquitectura
  • Óscar Torrejón. Architect. Partner of Luis Vidal + arquitectos, responsible for the management and coordination of the study