lundi 29 juin 2015

Marmomacc : International Award Architecture In Stone


Now at its XIV edition, the International Award Architecture in Stone - biennial prize for architectural works in natural stone - returns once again to Marmomacc. Curated by architect Vincenzo Pavan, the Award has always been an important study effort implemented by the Marmomacc Observatory within the huge panorama of international stone architecture in search of projects - from city buildings to residential contexts, from restoration work to urban re-qualification tasks - they interpret the world of stone through new techniques and languages in full respect of the existing landscape. The event also includes a special "in memoriam" award dedicated to an artist of the past.
For the 2015 edition, the jury - comprising Francesco Dal Co (Department of Architecture, University of Venice), Juan José Lahuerta (ETSAB, Barcelona, Spain), Werner Oechslin (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), Cino Zucchi (Department of Architecture, University of Milan), Vincenzo Pavan (Department of Architecture, University of Ferrara) - assessed 31 works of architecture finalised over the past two-three years in 18 different countries.
After thorough analysis and extensive discussion, the following works were selected for their architectural quality, expressive use of stone materials and type of design, considering them represent a clear and significant panorama of the best achievements on an international scale.
The selected works will be the subject of an exhibition of drawings, photographs, videos and models set-up during Marmomacc in the Architecture&Design area (Marmomacc Fair, Castelvecchio Gallery between Halls 2 and 3). The initiative will be complemented by the official award ceremony with the winners scheduled in the Marble Forum in one of the exhibition days.