April 24, 2024 | Updated: April 25, 2024

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Porcelanosa unveils the stage and the jury for its annual awards

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Architects Paolo Di Nardo, Eva Longoria, Jose Martí, Luisa Badía and Víctor Legorreta will be in charge of determining the winners in this edition of the Porcelanosa Awards.

The final resolution of the 15th Porcelanosa Awards will be announced at the gala dinner to be held on 30 May at the Rosewood Villa Magna hotel in Madrid. The event will be attended by the winners of the three categories and will bring together the most relevant architecture, interior design and real estate development professionals from all over the world.

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The 15th Porcelanosa Awards are entering their final stretch. The deadline for submitting projects, which are currently being reviewed and assessed by the members of the jury, ended on 8 April. A select group of international professionals from the sector who will decide the winners in the different sections.

In the Design of the Future category, the professionals and students registered had to present a proposal for a multifunctional and sustainable workspace. With an approximate surface area of 1,000 m2, the projects had to include parts such as outdoor parking, a showroom for exhibitions, a coworking area or common areas.

As far as the Design of the Year section is concerned, the members of the jury will examine the projects submitted which were carried out with PORCELANOSA Grupo materials, between January 2023 and April 2024.

The Jury of the 15th Porcelanosa Awards

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Paolo Di Nardo (ARX)

Architect-designer and professor of architecture and design at the University of Perugia, Paolo Di Nardo founded the AXR studio in 2003 with the aim of overcoming the logic of single design by guaranteeing the management of architectural conception through a mutual exchange between research and realisation.

His work in the field of design with a particular focus on the themes of perception and visual communication in architecture has earned him several awards and prizes. He was also a member in 2021 of the “curatorial team” of the Venice Architecture Biennale – Italy Pavilion “Resilience Culture”, scientific director of the “Design(ing)” Section and editorial director of the design, architects and cities magazine AND magazine.

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Eva Longoria (Rockwell Group Madrid)

Eva Longoria is Principal + Studio Leader at Rockwell Group Madrid, where she has participated in the realisation of hotels, restaurants and residences all over the world. Among her most outstanding projects at Rockwell Group are the Nobu Hotel Barcelona, the Hotel Posada Terra Santa (Mallorca), the Hotel Seda Club (Granada), the Jacqueline Restaurant (Barcelona), the Gran Hotel Inglés (Madrid), Kimpton Hotel Lisbon, the Incosol Clinic Resort Marbella and the Virgin Hotel Chicago.

She was also part of the Rockwell Group team in New York from 1995 to 1998 and before joining this firm she founded her own studio, Marañón Longoria.

Eva Longoria graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York with a degree in Fine Arts and Interior Design and also studied at the School of Decorative Arts in Spain.

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Jose Martí (ERRE architecture)

Jose Martí is an architect graduated from the E.T.S.A. of Valencia and partner of ERRE arquitectura together with Amparo Roig and María Ángeles Ros. He combines his work in the studio with teaching, teaching the subject of projects at the Polytechnic University and giving classes at the EDEM Business School in Valencia.

ERRE is an architectural studio based in Valencia specialising in residential, educational and sports projects. It has a large team of more than 40 professionals with more than 25 years of experience in the sector.

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Luisa Badía (L35 Architects)

Luisa Badía is an urban planner and partner architect at L35 Architects and, as managing director, directs the studio’s activity both nationally and internationally from the offices in Barcelona and Paris. She is a member of the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Cataluña and the Ordre d’Architectes d’Ile-de-France, and has taught on the Master’s Degree in Integrated Construction Management at La Salle.

In her more than 30 years of experience, she has directed outstanding projects such as La Maquinista in Barcelona from the initial phase of urban planning studies, the extension of the Vélizy 2 shopping centre in France or the Italik urban regeneration project, winner of the international Réinventer Paris competition.

An architect whose work has contributed to the growth of a studio that currently has large-scale projects and complex mixed-use programmes underway, such as the redevelopment of the Toulon seafront or the renovation of the Stazione Roma-Termini, both winners of international competitions.

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Víctor Legorreta (Legorreta)

An architect with a degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Víctor Legorreta joined Legorreta Arquitectos in 1991 after completing internships at Leason Pomeroy & Associates (USA), Martorell, Bohigas y Mackay (Spain) and Fumihiko Maki (Japan).

He is an Academician Emeritus of the National Academy of Architecture, Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Interclub President in Mexico of the International Academy of Architecture (IAA) and member of several juries, including the AIA International Design Awards.

Since its founding in 1965, LEGORRETA has managed to stay true to its original goal of creating the best architecture inspired by human values, meeting the needs of society and contributing to the construction of better cities.

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A unique location

The Rosewood Villa Magna hotel in Madrid is the setting chosen by PORCELANOSA Grupo to host the 15th Porcelanosa Awards gala , which will be held on May 30th. A space which breathes art and gastronomy in every corner through a modern and elegant style. Moreover, after the recent refurbishment, Rosewood has managed to rescue the spirit of the emblematic Palacio de Anglada, offering a unique experience in the same place where this iconic building used to stand.

Located on the Paseo de la Castellana, Rosewood Villa Magna surprises with its culinary proposal made up of four different concepts. Among them is the Amós Restaurant by Jesús Sánchez (three Michelin stars). A commitment to offer the best contemporary Cantabrian cuisine in Madrid.

An exclusive location that, together with the sponsorship of Banco Santander and the collaboration of Deloitte, Occident and Samsung, will make architects, designers and personalities from the business and financial sector enjoy a new edition of the Porcelanosa Awards.

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