Statements by the Jury| June 29th, 2012 | Hamburg, Germany
Winner: Category 1: Hotel / Gastronomy
IrritierBAR | Filiz Uysaler, filiz. Architektur. Innenarchitektur. Produktdesign., DE-Malsch-Völkersbach
The jury acknowledges the committed follow up but notices that the project has lost its clarity and persuasive power compared to the original design and recommends – especially with regard to the concrete implementation of the project – to strengthen the promising potential of the concept: by creating various two-dimensional patterns with just one cut tile format and treat all three-dimensional objects (like shelves, bars and seating accommodations) in a cubic subtractive way as niches or in an additive way as rectangular blocks. As represented in the elevation of the first concept, all surfaces shall maintain their monochrome finish, so that the confusing stimulus of the design arises from the joint pattern, which is easy to produce but generates a genial space-consuming effect.
Winner: Category 2: Wellness / Spa
Tilescape | Agata Wozniczka, BudCud, PL-Krakow
In the perception of the beholder, the two-dimensional surface of the delimiting walls, ceiling and floor becomes a three-dimensional image. The room edges seem to dissolve and the room extends ad “infinitum”. Here, the spa users experience an exceptional space, which carries them off into an illusion far beyond their everyday spatial experience.
The jury was fascinated by the extremely simple and sensible dealing with tiles, which leads to a very convincing result. The outcome is an optical illusion, the surface turns into space.
Exceptional price: Category 2: Wellness / Spa
Ceramic Curtain | Sebastian Brunke, Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, AT-Vienna
With only few but effectively used elements, Sebastian Brunke creates an intensive atmosphere: an almost poetic image with a high scenic quality. A white figure stands in a room with a black water surface, on which only light waves propagate. The room is, however, dominated by the rear wall, which stands out like a silhouette. The result is no conventional wellness atmosphere but a room focussing the senses on the entering light and depriving it of almost any appeal. Like multiply refracted moonlight, the light is reflected on the water surface. A room with a sacred effect, which appears cool at first sight but has a strong attraction.
Winner: Category 3: Health / Care
SHAKTI | Franziska Crivelli, Atelier Crivelli, CH-Zumikon
The Shakti concept convinced all jury members with its warm shapes and the process-related properties. Nevertheless, a slight adaptation with regards to the position and shape of the seating mounts and the women relaxing on them as well as regarding the use of sand-polished re-used ceramics instead of industrially produced tile mats for the floors is desirable prior to the implementation. The variety of the material spectrum should be maintained! Of course, the jury is curious to see all these components in the implemented version.