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Glass Architecture Awards in 2016


Esther Koplowitz Foundation in Madrid, Glass Architecture Awards in 2016

Esther Koplowitz Foundation in Madrid, Glass Architecture Awards in 2016 Two projects in Spain and one in Portugal win won awards in the three categories
Madrid, 14th November, 2016

The Jury of the Glass Architecture Awards, meeting on 10th November at the headquarters of the CSCAE, decided unanimously to present awards to the following projects:

• In the category of Best Architecture Project: the ESTHER KOPLOWITZ FOUNDATION in Madrid, designed by the Hans Abaton studio of architecture.

• In the Best Façade category: THE NEW PEVASA HEADQUARTERS in Bermeo, Vizcaya, Basque Country, by façade designers VIFASA

• In the Best Glass Solution category: SANJOTEC 2 - BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE in St Joao da Madeira, by glassmakers Vidraria Bracarense Lda.


In the words of the Jury, all three projects have managed to combine the social purpose of the building with the use of glass, by introducing complex technological solutions that are well designed and executed and in coherence with the architectural solutions proposed.


The Jury was formed by Joaquín Mañoso Valderrama, Dean of the COAIC, representing the Chairman of the High Council of the Colleges of Architects in Spain (CSCAE); Paulo Serodio, Member of the Ordem dos Arquitectos de Portugal, representing its President; Luis Fernández- Galiano, Professor of Architecture and Projects at the Technical School of Architecture (UPM); Artur Mexia, Applied Technology Director South Europe SAPA; Ignacio Fernández Solla, Specialist Architect at ARUP Façades; Susana Gago, Director of Marketing at Saint-Gobain Building Glass; and Eduardo De Ramos Vilariño, Director CITAV Saint-Gobain Building Glass Spain.


The Awards ceremony will take place on 1st December at the Central Offices of Saint Gobain. 



The 2016 SAINT-GOBAIN CRYSTALERIA/CITAV Awards for Glass Architecture


The aim of the awards is to recognise those projects, their authors creators and industrial participantsorganisations who that integrate glass into their architectural designs, thus thereby highlighting its high aesthetic contribution, technical characteristics and installation in unique designs that help to blend the building with its surroundings, while also fulfilling the underlying requirements of the project.

This third edition of the Awards is delighted to have included theinvolved a collaboration of the Ordem dos Arquitectos de Portugal and the High Council of the Colleges of Architects in Spain.