Prize Winner 2012

Statements Tile Award 2012 | 29th of June 2012 | Hamburg, Germany

Winner: Category 1: Hotel / Gastronomy

IrritierBAR | Filiz Uysaler, filiz. Architektur. Innenarchitektur. Produktdesign., DE-Malsch-Völkersbach

IrritierBAR | Filiz Uysaler

IrritierBAR | Filiz Uysaler

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In the second phase, the work by Filiz was again developed further regarding the more three-dimensional use of tiles. In this process, complex wall reliefs and fixtures were developed.

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

Tilescape | Agata Wozniczka, BudCud

Tilescape | Agata Wozniczka, BudCud

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With a simple combination and variation of differently sized, rectangular tiles, Budcud achieves an interesting “spatialisation” of the surface. The successive decrease in size of the tiles and the associated increase of the proportion of joints generates exciting graduations from bright to dark.
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

Ceramic Curtain | Sebastian Brunke

Ceramic Curtain | Sebastian Brunke

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In his design, Sebastian Brunke combines a classic and an unconventional use of ceramic tiles. Whilst using large-format covering materials on the side walls, the floor and the ceiling, he creates a three-dimensional sculpture by means of moveably suspended façade panels, which despite its heavy body and the massive use of the materials in a room only consisting of ceramics appears light and permeable – a membrane towards the outside allowing light to shine through. With unconventionally applied façade elements, he stages the idea of a modern façade in the interior, which with partly closed, partly open windows seems familiar to the beholder.

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

SHAKTI – Franziska Crivelli

SHAKTI | Franziska Crivelli

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The interesting use of ceramic elements, processing materials and recycled ceramics for the creation of a purely ceramic surrounding shows interesting parallels to the preparation for a birth and postnatal relaxation. The jury is impressed with the great spectrum of this project regarding the depth of relations and range of applications. This gives the project a special placement above works where the dimensions of the tiles, the hygienic quality or graphical patterns predetermined the obligatory application of tiles.

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.