Friday, July 23, 2010

FAD is Coming!

Barcelona's annual FAD Awards, promoted by the Foment de les Arts Decoratives Association, aka Arquinfad, have announced their finalists, with winners to be presented in the fall. Here's the list of nine finalists in the category of architecture:

  • Luis Rojo + Begoña Fernández-Shaw, public housing, Ciudad Real
  • MVRDV + Blanca Lleó, for their second public housing block in Sanchinarro, Madrid
  • Grupo Aranea, High School in Rafal, Alicante
  • Brullet + Luna, Elisabeth School, Salou, Tarragona
  • Carnicero, Vidal + Virseda, Single family house, Torrelodones, Madrid
  • Andrés Jaque, Never Never Land House, Ibiza
  • Francisco Mangado, Archeological Museum, Vitoria
  • Jordi Badia, Museum Can Framis, Barcelona
  • José María Sánchez, Sports Center, Guijo de Granadilla, Cáceres
Finalists for public spaces:
  • Carlos Ferrater, Beachfront Promenade, Benidorm
  • Alberto Campo Baeza, Esplanade between the Cathedrals, Cádiz
  • Batlle + Roig, Restoration of the Banks of the Llobregat River, Province of Barcelona
  • Francisco J. Castellano, Rubén Cortes + Noelia Martínez, Magdalena Fountain, Jaén
The prizes also cover interior design and ephemeral projects (exhibitions, fair pavilions, etc). The full list with pictures (in Spanish and Catalan) on the Arquinfad website.

Photo: High School in Rafal, Alicante by Grupo Aranea (Franciso Leiva Ivorra, Architect. © Duccio Malagamba