June 16, 2014

Win, Win, Win: Ceramics of Italy Names Tile Competition Winners


Commercial winner Corgan Associates.

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

Confindustria Ceramica

and the

Italian Trade Commission

, the competition was open to North American firms.

The commercial award went to Dallas-based

Corgan Associates

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.


Residential winners D.I. Group and Adeet Madan.

A residence in Los Angeles’s elegant Hancock Park neighborhood took the award for collaborators

D.I. Group

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,

MGA Partners

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.


Institutional winner MGA Partners.

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