Win, Win, Win: Ceramics of Italy Names Tile Competition Winners
The top winners in the 2014
Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition
are rewarded threefold. The award-winning designers and architects in the commercial, residential, and institutional categories each receive a $4,000 cash prize, a trip to Bologna to attend
, and, of course, the recognition that comes from being honored at a press conference during Coverings. Sponsored by
Italian Trade Commission
, the competition was open to North American firms.
The commercial award went to Dallas-based
for its renovation of the vast atrium within the 1970’s Plaza of the Americas. Corgan’s work entailed transforming this 64,000-square-foot space, the connector between the project’s two mixed-use towers, into a tiered indoor park offering additional retail and restaurant opportunities.
A residence in Los Angeles’s elegant Hancock Park neighborhood took the award for collaborators
and Adeet Madan. The 5-bedroom house is a mash-up of Asian and Italian influences coming together in a way glorifies the SoCal lifestyle.
It’s back to the East Coast for the institutional winner. In Philadelphia,
designed Temple University’s Morgan Hall, a housing, dining, retail venue occupying a full city block of the urban campus.
In addition to these top honorees, the international jury named two honorable mentions in each category. Ci vediamo in Italia.