BBConstrumat 2017
Awards

For innovation, sustainability and design

The purpose of the Awards is to recognise and promote the projects and initiatives that represent and generate added value in the construction sector in the following areas:

· Constructed project, in the categories of ‘Architecture' and ‘Infrastructures'
· Innovative project and/or service
· Innovative product and/or material
· Stand at Barcelona Building Construmat 2017

This year's edition will be honouring technical excellence and the ability to find solutions to the new challenges facing the sector in terms of design quality, innovation and environmental, economic and social sustainability.

The prize-giving ceremony will be held on Wednesday 24 May as part of Barcelona Building Construmat 2017, attended by the winners and the members of the jury.

The Mies van der Rohe Foundation is the curator of the Awards.

Winners of the Awards:

La Xarxa Espavilada d'Olot

In the category of Constructed project, ‘Infrastructures'

The jury chose La Xarxa Espavilada d'Olot, by B01 Arquitectes,as the winner for its value as an urban strategy to improve the environment and the impact that it is hoped the project will have on other municipalities.

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This category covers all architectural, urban planning and infrastructural works, whether new-build or interventions in existing structures. Rules

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imagen La Xarxa espavilada d'Olot

Cristalerías Planell Civic Centre

Constructed work in the category of ‘Architecture'

The Cristalerías Planell Civic Centre by HArquitectes recovers some of the architectural features of the old glassworks and stands out for the thoughtful way it has been integrated in an established neighbourhood, Les Corts, melding new and old and providing a solution for the true situation rather than invented problems.

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This category covers all architectural, urban planning and infrastructural works, whether new-build or interventions in existing structures.

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imagen Centre Cívic cristalleries planell

Tapial Block

In the category of Innovative products and/or material

The Tapial Block by Fetdeterra reinterprets and updates a staple material – earth – by taking advantage of the ubiquitous concrete industry to work with it. This symbiosis has given rise to an innovative and sustainable industrialised product.

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This category is exclusively for exhibitors at the 2017 event.

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imagen tapial block de Fetdeterra

Renovating piping using ultraviolet light, Hidrotec

In the category of Innovative project and/or service

The winner was the service for renovating piping using ultraviolet light, Hidrotec (IBSTT), for its evident simplicity and speed and minimal impact on third parties, providing a solution to something that always poses a problem in building renovation work these days.

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This category is exclusively for exhibitors at the 2017 event.

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imagen servicio de rehabilitación de tuberías mediante luz ultravioleta Hidrotec (IBSTT)

Alumilux & Metall-lux

In the category of Best stand

Alumilux & Metall-lux won the award for best stand at the show for reusing their own material in a decontextualized form. Their space, conceived and designed by Jaime Prous Architects, managed to transmit the values of their products along with technique, beauty and sensitivity.

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This category incentivises quality in ephemeral architecture, showcasing its potential and arousing the curiosity of visitors to the exhibition. This category is exclusively for exhibitors at the 2017 event.

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imagen mejor stand

Commendations:

Ecoefficient housing in Enric Granados

Constructed work in the ‘Architecture' category

The identification of an opportunity that dignifies the ‘recovery' concept benefiting all parties and improving existing buildings with Ecoefficient Housing in Enric Granados, this new project by Miba architects at number 69 Enric Granados Street.

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Two Cork Houses

Constructed work in the ‘Architecture' category

The perfect communion with a place, using local materials for the Two Cork Houses by Lopez Rivera Arquitectos, in Palafrugell.

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imagen casa de corcho

Wine cellar in Mont-ras

Constructed work in the ‘Architecture' category

The ability to make a virtue of necessity in building up the retaining walls of a small semi-sunken wine cellar in Mont-ras using brick vaults. The vault becomes the motif that runs through the whole project by Jorge Vidal and Víctor Rahola Arquitectos.

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imagen bodegas Mont-Ras

Norvento's New HQ

Constructed work in the ‘Architecture' category

Efforts to facilitate through architecture a new, friendlier way of understanding work in large companies raised by Norvento's New HQ in Lugo, a project by Mangado y Asociados S.L.

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imagen Nueva Sede de Norvento

Slim System

In the Innovative Products and/or Material category

El Slim System, by FLUVIA, is a modular system of luminaires that combines simplicity, beauty and efficiency in a host of configurations that adapt to any space.

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imagen Slim system

Jury

This edition's jury consists of:

Cristina Pardal, president of the jury

Architect and doctor from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (ETSAB – UPC). Cristina Pardal is professor and member of various research groups assigned by the Department of Architecture Construction of the UPC. Collaborates in projects and programmes of different Spanish universities that have generated patents for construction materials. She has co-authored several important works with Ignasi Paricio, and collaborated with several internationally recognised architecture studios.

Andrea Deplazes

Architect (Chur and Zurich, Switzerland), co-founder and co-director of the architecture studio Bearth + Deplazes in 1988. Professor of Architecture and Construction in ETH Zurich since 1997, where he heads the Deplazes construction department. Along with other collaborators, he published Architektur Konstruiren (Constructing Architecture), as well as lead different reference works in the research field and in architectural technical innovation.

Javier Peña

Architect, founder and director of Javier Peña Ibáñez studio based in Madrid that has been awarded internationally, specialised in exhibition design, ephemeral spaces and furniture. Researcher and teacher at the European Institute of Design (IED-Madrid) and collaborator at other centres such as IESP Facultades in Brazil. Since 2014 is the promoter and coordinator of several contemporary cultural events such as the Concéntrico, the Logroño Festival of Architecture and Design.

Rosa Vilarasau

Economist, co-director and founder of NOEM, a business specialized in sustainable construction. She has worked for several companies in the consumer goods sector, in the sales, marketing, and innovation and product development departments. In 2009, she created NOEM, which has been awarded for the European Entrepreneur Spirit Award in 2012, amongst other prises. From NOAM she develops the values of sustainability applied to technology and efficient design, has been the cause of recognition and publication in different media and well-known institutions.

Jordi Julià Sort

Civil engineer (MSc Civil Engineering). Member of the governing board of the Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos de Cataluña, president of the Comisión Técnica de Urbanismo y Movilidad, and member of the governing board of the Agrupació Catalana de Tècnics Urbanistes. Has been Director General of Puertos y Transportes de la Generalitat de Cataluña. In 2008, he created Transfer Enginyeria, and has participated in various transportation projects (train rail, metro, tramline, bus, roads, and airports), mobility projects (public and private, passenger and mercantile) and urban planning in various countries across the globe.

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Fundació Mies van der rohe