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THE AWARD CEREMONY OF THE
SEVENTH EDITION
May 18, 2007 salone dei cinquecento palazzo vecchio FIRENZE

May 18, 2007 salone dei cinquecento palazzo vecchio FIRENZE

Palazzo Vecchio hosted the prize giving ceremony in which Kengo Kuma and Francesco Dal Co will also took part. The 2005-2006 Grand Prix, the international competition of architecture promoted by Casalgrande Padana to award the best constructions created with materials from the Granitogres, Marmogres, Pietre Native and Padana Piscine lines, concluded with a wealth of projects from all over the world. The purpose of this initiative, now being held for the seventh time, is to strengthen and make the most out of the deep ties that have always bound it to the world of designers and planning engineers through a cultural operation that has grown and developed over the years. An authoritative international jury has selected around 180 works from the various different architectural fields, constructions most able to turn to account the expressive potential and technical properties of Casalgrande Padana's porcelain stoneware tiles. The prize giving ceremony will take place on Friday 18 May 2007 in the splendid setting of the Salone dei Cinquecento of Palazzo Vecchio, in Florence. A choice of surroundings that reflects the past ceremonies held in equally impressive places such as Palazzo della Triennale in Milan for the 2000-2002 ceremony and Scuola Grande di S. Giovanni Evangelista in Venice for the one held in 2002-2004. Decisions that also testify to the Casalgrande Padana's sensitivity and attention towards Italy's artistic heritage especially as this time, the company has contributed towards supporting the restorationwork whereby the age-old patina and deposits has been removed from the Vincenzo de' Rossi's "Labours of Hercules" sculptures in the Salone dei Cinquecento in order to restore them to their ancient splendour. The architect Kengo Kuma has also taken part in the ceremony and has illustrated his most recent works, as prof. Francesco Dal Co, who has introduced the Japanese master. Thanks to the participation of these two authoritative personages from the international scene, Casalgrande Padana intends to underscore its interest in the planning sphere to an even greater degree as the culture of design and the culture of production are fundamental reference points for the company's development strategies.

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The tenth edition of the Grand Prix international architecture competition, which is promoted and organised by Casalgrande Padana, saw participation from over 150 designers from all over the world. The projects submitted were of an excellent standard, demonstrating the growing popularity of ceramics in the construction industry – and, indeed, the esteem in which the material is held.

Il panorama architettonico che emerge chiaramente anche in questa edizione del concorso sottolinea efficacemente non solo le proprietà intrinseche del grès porcellanato, ma soprattutto la sua capacità di evolversi continuamente per soddisfare esigenze differenziate nei campi d’intervento, nelle tecniche esecutive e nelle modalità interpretative da parte dei progettisti. Grand Prix, da oltre venticinque anni, accompagna questo processo di evoluzione del prodotto e delle sue applicazioni in ambito architettonico, confermando la propria vocazione internazionale. I lavori presentati sono stati visionati e valutati da una giuria internazionale, presieduta da Franco Manfredini, Presidente di Casalgrande Padana è composta da:

Alfonso Acocella
Architetto, Firenze (I) Docente alla Facoltà di Architettura, Università di Ferrara
Giuseppe Cappochin
Architetto, Padova (I)
Designato dal Consiglio Nazionale degli Architetti - Roma
Riccardo Blumer
Architetto, Varese (I)
Docente all’USI - Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (CH) e allo IUAV-RSM di S. Marino (RSM)
Christophe Le Gac
Architetto, Giornalista, Parigi (F)
Domenico Podestà
Architetto, Genova (I)
Designato dal Consiglio Nazionale degli Architetti PPC, Roma
Sebastian Redecke
Architetto, Berlino (D)
Direttore Rivista "Bauwelt"
Matteo Vercelloni
Architetto, Milano (I)
Giornalista, Critico d'Architettura
La giuria, riunitasi il giorno 11 marzo 2016, dopo un’attenta analisi delle opere, ha individuato quelle più meritevoli a cui assegnare i tre premi previsti per ogni categoria.

Alfonso Acocella, Architect, Firenze (I)

Lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Ferrara

Adalberto Dal Lago, ,

(Studio Holding Plan, Milano)

Biagio Furiozzi, ,

Lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Firenze

Bengt Lundsten, ,

(Professor at the Polytechnic of Helsinki)

Riccardo Blumer, ,

Docente all’USI - Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (CH) e allo IUAV-RSM di S. Marino (RSM)

Tersilla Giacobone,, Journalist specialized in Design,

contributor for Interni Magazine (Mondadori) Milano (I)

Jean-Michel Place, ,

“L'Architecture d'aujourd'hui”, Paris (F)

Italo Rebuli, ,

Designate of the National Council of Architects - Roma

Realized in collaboration with CASABELLA
attached to CASABELLA n. 760
pages 166
5 colours
154 projects

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