– The works, chosen by the jury from among the 177 projects selected by the Official Architects' Associations and Autonomous Regional Councils in the first phase, are eligible for 6 distinctions based on universal, cultural, artistic, professional and ethical values and 3 special awards: the Spanish Architecture Award, the Spanish Urban Planning Award and the Permanence Award.
– The winning projects will be announced at a ceremony to be held at the Museo Nacional del Prado on June 22, at 7:00 pm.
– The winners will receive the TOITS sculpture, made of Terrazzo COMPAC®.
Wednesday, May 17, 2023. The Superior Council of the Spanish Architects' Associations (CSCAE) announced today at a press conference the 21 finalists of the ARQUITECTURA Awards, which are officially sponsored by COMPAC®.
The finalists will compete for six awards based on values: the Sustainability and Health Award (universal values), the New Bauhaus Award (cultural and artistic values), the Habitat Award (basic values of Architecture and Urbanism), the Re to the Rehabilitation Award (values associated with rehabilitation, renovation and regeneration), the Profession Award (professional and ethical values) and the Commitment Award, which in this edition is reformulated to also distinguish other ways of practicing the profession, such as works of architectural dissemination and diffusion, innovation or entrepreneurship.
In addition to the value-based awards, three special distinctions will be added: the Spanish Architecture Award, the Spanish Urbanism Award and the Permanence Award, aimed at recognizing those works that stand out for their correct aging, as well as for their validity and timeliness, as intrinsic values of Architecture and Urbanism.
The president of the CSCAE, Marta Vall-llossera, highlighted today at the press conference: "The 21 finalist proposals of the ARQUITECTURA Awards share the social and cultural values of Architecture and Urbanism and show the profession's commitment to society through works that want to contribute to the quality of our built environment, the well-being and health of people and the sustainability of the planet".
On the other hand, Paco Sanchis, CEO of COMPAC®, emphasized: "The works announced today as finalists in this second edition are perfect examples of the professionalism and respect for the environment that architects in our country imprint on their work. Industry, architecture and society must walk together in the challenge of solving the social and environmental challenges of our present and future time".
In addition to the work of architects, the press conference also emphasized the important role of developers in promoting and guaranteeing the quality of the built environment.
The winning projects will be announced on June 22 at 7 p.m. at an award ceremony to be held in the Auditorium of the Museo Nacional del Prado, where the winners will receive the sculpture "TOITS", made of Terrazzo COMPAC®.