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BBC Awards

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. This year’s edition honoured 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.

Winners of the 2019 edition

IN THE CATEGORY OF INNOVATIVE PROJECT OR SERVICE

Progress, Provisions for Greater Reuse of Steel Structures

ASCEM’s winning project will provide methodologies, tools and recommendations on the reuse of steel-based components. The project focuses particularly on design for deconstruction and reuse. The benefits will be assessed from an environmental and economic point of view.
IN THE CATEGORY OF INNOVATIVE PRODUCT OR MATERIAL

SUDS System

Flooring for urban spaces that is manufactured by reusing stored ceramics of low commercial value and which consists of cutting the tiles into strips to join their faces with a cement adhesive. The surface of this new material makes flooring with a high drainage capacity that is easy to install.
IN THE BBCONSTRUMAT '19 STAND CATEGORY

COAC Hall

It is capable of transversally uniting, inviting future architects to design their pavilion, collaborating with different specialists, programming a content that brings people together in architecture, with architects, in an active and collaborative way.
IN THE CATEGORY OF CONSTRUCTED WORKS - INFRASTRUCTURE

Les Hortes de Caldes and Plaça del Sindicat Parking

The project integrates the roof with the adjacent gardens, makes it accessible and uses local materials for the different structures, thus opening the door to adapting the space in the future to new needs.
CATEGORY OF BUILT WORK - ARCHITECTURE

La Borda Housing Cooperative

For a global understanding of the impact of environmental and social innovation and for its application to each and every stage of the project.

Commendations

CATEGORY: INNOVATIVE PRODUCT OR MATERIAL

Sustainable Wood Construction

The University of Cordoba, PEFC and other partners invite architects, contractors, manufacturers and other agents in the sector to contribute to the development of this material.
CATEGORY: INNOVATIVE PRODUCT OR MATERIAL

Simbiótica: Therapeutic Environments, from Simbiótica

For connecting with nature in order to reach optimal levels of both physical and emotional comfort.
CATEGORY: INNOVATIVE PROJECT OR SERVICE

CESSAR, from the Institute of Multidisciplinary Mathematics of the UPV

New system to measure in situ, and even predict, the compressive strength of concrete.
CATEGORY: INNOVATIVE PRODUCT OR MATERIAL

Hidrotec Sanajament Sprayform

Rehabilitation system for pipes and downpipes that consists of projecting a special polymer inside, using the old pipe as lost formwork. This avoids carrying out demolition work and generating rubble.
CATEGORY: INNOVATIVE PRODUCT OR MATERIAL

Packaging machinery from Controlpack System

Applying innovative technology to reduce the amount of plastic used from 20% to 60%. This significantly reduces the environmental impact of packaging of construction products.
CATEGORY: INNOVATIVE PRODUCT OR MATERIAL

Nodoled, 5V LED

Industrial LED lighting with built-in sensors that capture data from its environment and communication devices so that it can create a network that transfers data to the cloud.
CATEGORY: INNOVATIVE PRODUCT OR MATERIAL

Master Suna, from BASF Construction Chemicals

Additive for concrete that allows the use of sands with a greater quantity of clay, avoiding excesses in the concrete and reducing or even avoiding the washing of these sands. More efficient use of natural resources and a reduction of the CO2 footprint are achieved.
CATEGORY: CONSTRUCTED WORK - INFRASTRUCTURE

Manta Hospital

For understanding the hospital infrastructure as the coordinator of the territory and adapting to the needs of a crisis to optimise the speed of construction and durability of the project.
CATEGORY: CONSTRUCTED WORK - INFRASTRUCTURE

Cycle and pedestrian route between Barcelona and Esplugues de Llobregat, promoted by the AMB

For the value of promoting a project despite the difficulties, that improves one of the seams of our city and restores it to be used by everyone.
CATEGORY: CONSTRUCTED WORK - INFRASTRUCTURE

Elisa Technology Prototype

This project, the first offshore wind turbine in Spain, has been able to adapt known solutions to this new challenge. Producing a self-floating foundation that can be manufactured in port, thus reducing impact and time.
CATEGORY: CONSTRUCTED WORK - ARCHITECTURE

Vil·la Urània Civic Centre

For the interesting activation of collective spaces through air conditioning, spatial conditioning and materiality.
CATEGORY: CONSTRUCTED WORK - INFRASTRUCTURE

Can Rosés Seasonal School

For exploring innovative management formulas, with a deep and holistic vision of sustainability.
CATEGORY: CONSTRUCTED WORK - ARCHITECTURE

La arboleda del Sur

For the coherence between the use of technology and the careful implementation strategy.

Jury, made up of renowned professionals:

Elena Orteu

Architect and Consultant in strategy and innovation for architecture studies, general director of the construction division of Search & Drive.

Elena Orteu is an architect from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (ETSAB-UPC). At the end of her career she founded an architecture firm and, later, she participated in the founding of others. Subsequently she was part of the management in both industrial companies of the construction sector and in architecture firms. She has been Director of Quality and R+D+i in Prefabricados Pujol and General Director in Alonso Balaguer A.A. In the last 15 years, as a co-founder of the strategic consultancy Search & Drive Management Consultants, she has advised and accompanied a hundred architectural and engineering firms in the professionalization of business management.

David Basulto

Architect. Founder and chief editor of ArchDaily, the largest platform for the dissemination of online architecture projects and products.

David Basulto is an architect from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (2006). Founder and currently CEO of ArchDaily, and its global network of sites in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. ArchDaily’s mission is “to improve the quality of life of the 3 billion people who will live in cities in the next 40 years, by providing inspiration, knowledge, and tools to the architects who fill face this challenge”. David has served as jury for several award, prizes and design competitions in Latin America, North America, Europe, and Asia. Member of the Mies Crown Hall America Prize International Advisory Council in Chicago, and of the Endeavor Foundation in New York.

Izaskun Chinchilla

Phd in architecture. Researcher, professor at ETSA Madrid, IE Madrid and UCL London and founder of Izaskun Chinchilla Architects.

Izaskun Chinchilla is an architect from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (2001). Since then she drives her own office in Madrid. Her research deals with ecology, sociology and contemporary ways of life, and she applies them to her professional and academic practice. Her work has received numerous awards, winning in many competitions, and has been published and exhibited extensively. As a teacher, Izaskun is a professor at the School of Architecture (Madrid), at the Instituto de Empresa (Madrid) and at the Bartlett School of Architecture (London). As speaker she has participated in forum, lectures and debates in more than 80 international destinies.

José María Marzo

Architect. Director of Tectonics, architectural and construction magazine specialized in constructive solutions and products.

José María Marzo is an architect from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (1985). He began working in publishing at EL Croquis, where he worked as editor-in-chief between 1986 and 1987. In the same publishing house, he co-directed the publication De Diseño, between 1987 and 1988. Later, in the initial stage of Interior Design, he directed the projects section between 1990 and 1994. José María is founding partner of Tectónica (1996) and directed and edited the magazine published in paper format until number 41, the last one published in hard copy. It is currently in the process of launching the new digital platform of Tectonics.

Rosa Grima

PhD in civil engineering. Innovation coordinator at Incasòl and president of the Dobooku, platform for the culture of design in public works.

Rosa Grima is a PhD in civil engineering at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (2004) and a Master in Public Management from ESADE (2012). She began her professional career involved in the design and management of public works projects. Since 2007, she has been the Research and Innovation Coordinator at Incasòl and, over the last four years, she has coordinated its international positioning strategy. This has led her to participate in European and international networks of urban innovation and public governance. She is currently the president of Dobooku, a cultural association that promotes the culture of design in public works through social media and the organization of different events and activities.