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FAD Adwards 2022

The jury of the 2022 FAD Awards for Architecture and Interior Design announced last week the winning projects of the 64th edition, at an award ceremony.

The winning works have been chosen among the 16 finalist projects -in the different categories- from a total of 434 works submitted to the competition.
The 2022 FAD Architecture Award went to the Llacuna project (Barcelona), by the architects Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, Igor Urdampilleta and Albert Guerra (ARQUITECTURA-G).

Llacuna by Arquitectura-G. Photograph José Hevia

The jury highlights that the work “is an intervention that completes an island in the Poblenou expansion with urban and formal coherence. It excellently resolves the difficult issue of the corner plot. A work of collective housing that draws the city in a simple and silent way, responding to a very important issue: living. It also highlights the commitment of promoters and private companies for quality and consistency in the city”.

The jury highlighted that the project “excellently solves the difficult issue of the corner plot. A work of collective housing that outlines the city in a simple and silent way, responding to a very important issue: living”.

The work El Garaje (Madrid) by Ophélie Herranz Lespagnol and Paul Galindo Pastre (NOMOS), wins the Interior Design award.
The jury considers that the project stands out for “providing a response to the change of use from architectural quality with a tight budget, achieving a high-quality space to achieve comfort and versatility in all spaces. It is not a loft garage, it is a space with a complex program for a family home”.

El Garaje by NOMOS. Photograph Luis Asín

While Bon dia, Carme! (Olot) by Eduard Callís Freixas and Guillem Moliner Milhau (unparelld’arquitectes) and Biblioteca e Arquivo do Município de Grândola (Portugal) by Pedro Matos Gameiro and Pedro Domingos, jointly win the prize for City,

The jury points out that these are “two projects that create fabric and transform the public space of the city; in one case from the solution on the ground floor; in the other mixing a facility building with the public space. Two different ways of creating participatory spaces in the city”.

Biblioteca e Arquivo do Município de Grândola (Portugal) by Pedro Matos Gameiro and Pedro Domingos. Photograph Francisco Nogueira

And Landscape and the Agrilogistics project (Barcelona) by Miquel Mariné, Pol Esteve for Ephemeral Interventions.
Stands out for, in the words of the jury, the “subtlety of an installation that contrasts the structure of the chapel with a light gesture, one space within another, transforming the place to generate the intervention. The immersive experience of this intervention is the force that relates the installation and the communion between space and the exhibited work”.

Agrilogistics project (Barcelona) by Miquel Mariné, Pol Esteve. Photograph Pep Herrero

The ex aequo winners of the international award were the ‘New Munch Museum’ (Oslo, Norway), by estudioHerreros, and ‘Air/Aria/Aire’ (Venice) by the architect Olga Subirós.

The award for the New Munch Museum has valued “the persistence in the face of all kinds of vicissitudes to get ahead with a work of this complexity abroad, from the difficulty of physical and cultural distance”.

Regarding the award for Air/Aira/Aire, the jury highlighted “the critical spirit of the pavilion with the environmental conditions of the present, a necessary contribution in an environment of reflection such as the Venice Biennale, beyond the celebration function of architecture.”

New Munch Museum by estudio Herreros. Photograpf Adrià Goula
Air/Aira/Aire By Olga Subirós. Photograph Gunnar Knechtel

The award from Thought and Criticism, also ex aequo, is for the publications ‘El Escorial: empire and stomach’ and ‘Province capital’.

The winners of the Educational Center Award and the 2022 Habitàcola Awards, promoted by ARQUIN-FAD and aimed at architecture and interior design students, have also been revealed. This 34th edition the award has been for the project ‘Blurring limits’.

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