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3rd edition of the PIAM Architecture Prize

Matimex presents the third edition of the Matimex International Architecture Prize (PIAM), on this occasion dedicated to Balanced Architecture, with the slogan: “Mens sana in corpore sano”.

Participants will design a space or recover an existing one within one or several of the established typologies (libraries, educational centres, gyms, beauty centres, healthcare centres, among others) or one revolving around the competition’s main theme.

To showcase its support for the environment, the jury will take into account the use of material with a Active Clean Air & Antibacterial Ceramic finish as well as the choice for the project of ceramics with LEED or BREEAM certification. Also valued will be quality, originality, creativity, good use and conditioning of the group’s products.

The competition is open to professionals and students from the world of architecture, technical architecture, design, interior decoration, engineering and any profile within the range of these characteristics.

The judging panel in charge of assessing the projects comprises professionals of major international renown directly associated with architecture, design and sustainability: Federica Minozzi, CEO of Iris Ceramica Group; Juan-Luis Grafulla Gaspar, CEO and managing director of Matimex; Nini Andrade Silva, interior designer and painter, founder of Atelier Nini Andrade Silva in Funchal and Lisbon; Jacinto Arenas Serna, architect, managing director of Ares Arquitectos in Mexico; Carlos Lamela De Vargas, architect, executive president of Estudio Lamela; Isabel López Vilalta, interior designer, founding partner of Isabel López Vilalta + Asociados, and Carlos Martín Ramírez, architect, director of Madrid’s L35 Arquitectos.

The period for registering and entering projects is open until May 8 2017, and can be submitted at:


Comerç, 7 Almazora
12550 Castellón. Spain

T/+34 964 503 240

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