6 May 2022
Porcelanosa Group, in collaboration with BAM (Biblioteca degli Alberi Milano), has kicked off the first edition of the Porcelanosa International Project Award (PIPA).
The PORCELANOSA team will select five finalists for each category from more than 120 proposals in 32 different countries. They'll base their decision on various factors such as originality and spatial sensitivity. The proposals - all inspired by their environment and developed with their surroundings in mind - stand out for their unique nature.
|Alberta ResidentialAlberta, Canadá||Centro Comercial Plaza de las AmericasBogotá, Colombia|
|Queen’s Drive LaneGlasgow, Reino Unido||Glo Center ExperienceLagos, Nigeria|
|XunKari TulumTulum, México||Ayala Greenbelt 3 MallMakati, Filipinas|
|The SilvaWashington, DC, EEUU||Edeka Rhine-Ruhr HeadquarterMoers, Alemania|
|Casa OriolValencia, España||Al Hira BeachSharjah City, EAU|
|Hotel sector||Public spaces|
|Arizona Biltmore – A Waldorf Astoria ResortArizona, EEUU||Hursey Center, University of HartforConnecticut, EEUU|
|Bunc HotelDenver, EEUU||Al QanaAbu Dhabi, EAU|
|Domaine de l’EpauLe Mans, Francia||Angelini HeadquarterRoma, Italia|
|Hotel Grand Fiesta AmericanaOaxaca, México||Home Plate Project, WBSC HeadquarterPully, Suiza|
|Hotel Only YouValencia, España||Liceo Mexicano JaponésCiudad de México, México|
The main objective of the contest is to highlight the work of professionals in the sector, and to promote the value and authenticity of their works in terms of integrating their project with its surroundings. The projects that best incorporate the natural or urban environment into their design will be rewarded.
The finalists of the four categories will be exhibited from 6 to 14 May on modular panels placed throughout the BAM Botanical Garden, as part of an exhibition for BAM Design Week in Milan.
BAM - Biblioteca degli Alberi Milano is a contemporary park conceived as an urban botanical library: a magical place where the vegetation and walkways intertwine to create green spaces in irregular shapes, with circular forests and flower-laden meadows.
This new urban park, spanning 90,000 square metres, represents an innovative model of public-private collaboration. Owned by Milan's city council and constructed by COIMA, the maintenance, security and cultural programming are managed by the Riccardo Catella Foundation, inspired by the UN's sustainable development goals.
Projects will be presented before an international panel of experts on 11 May at Milan's flagship PORCELANOSA store - number 19 in the iconic Piazza Castello, opposite Sforzesco Castle.
Members of the jury include architect Leonardo Cavalli (co-founder of One Works and member of the Italian Institute of Architects), Michel Rojkind (co-founder of the innovative Rojkind Arquitectos studio in Mexico), Greg Truen (partner at South African architecture studio Saota) and Anabel Fernández Rubio (senior partner at the renowned and historic Kohn Pederesen Fox Associates (KPF) architecture studio in the USA).
The winners of each category will be unveiled on the afternoon of 12 May at a gala to be held in the stunning in the BAM gardens.