Next Landmark Contest 2017
A brand new formula and an innovative technology
two different ways to access to this platform
specially made for architects and professional designer
- Next Landmark 2017
Next Landmark of the Year & Architectural SkinTHE 2017 CONTEST
The new Next Landmark contest’s formula invites architects and designers from all over the world not only to demonstrate their design skills but to test themselves applying the new ‘Design Your Slabs’ production technology, developed by Iris Ceramica Group, in a new challenging creation .
The contest aims to lead the attention to the their new researches and all the projects made and also to promote a particularly significant ideas, proposals and visions for contemporary living.
An opportunity for architecture and design professionals which will be divided into two separate sections, in this sixth edition:
the first one is open to all the creative artists, and the second one is only upon invitation, only for LandMarkers who participated in a previous edition of the contest.
The access to the contest is free and takes place exclusively online.
It will be further considered the type of proposals that best represent the use of the “Design Your Slabs” technology in projects as the large porcelain slabs for interiors, art and installations, or express the designer’s ideological concept, taking the following criteria into account:
- the originality of the work;
- members’ relationship with the architectural skin;
- technical, aesthetic or conceptual innovation.
The awards that will be assigned this edition include a recreation of the project’s prototype and, if the work will be select for the new Iris Ceramica Group Collection, the winner will win a royalty contract with the Company, in addition to a trip to attend the awards’ ceremony, exhibition and a publication of the winning project on the Group’s media channels
Next Landmark of the year
Entry on invitation only
Reserved for members of the Landmarkers Community who participated in one of the previous five editions of the contest.Find out more
Design Your Slab - Technology
Iris Ceramica Group has always been known as a promoter and a researcher for new technologies and also an important contributor to the evolution of the production system. The adoption of new solutions and patents has always given a considerable contribution to the use of the products and also to get to know better all the consumers’ habits in directly related areas. This working method has been tangible in history and it’s definitely the company’s true philosophy. The Group is now proud to launch the ‘Design Your Slabs’ technology in the world of ceramic slabs: an ultra-high resolution printing system which allow extreme customisation of the Group’s porcelain slabs, practically down to the level of individual slab. Researches have permitted the achievement of high results preserving ,at the same time, all the aesthetic and hardness qualities that have always been emblems of the technical porcelain gres slabs, in addiction to lots of extra benefits such as, for example:
- Optimal brightness of colour
- Application of precious metals (gold/platinum) to make slabs even more precious and unique.
- Long-lasting prints, even in floor installations (Pei 4) in non-industrial high traffic areas*
- Excellent colour fastness
- Production of single pieces, with no need to produce minimum lots of slabs with the same design
- The technology may be applied to slabs of all sizes (from 60X60 to 320X160 cm), eliminating limitations on size
- The technology has been tested and found suitable for different surface finishes
- May be used to create MAXI compositions (up to 15/16 slabs)
- High resolution (360 dpi)
If you are interested and want more information on ‘Design Your Slabs’ technology, please register yourself in the LandMarkers community and submit a request. We will be happy to provide you with more details and specifications!Register and find out more
Further evidence of the commitment and investment that Iris Ceramica Group put in his work, is the development of the biggest ceramics slabs which set new standards in shapes and sizes and created new opportunities for the porcelain application on the market. These product lines were selected as the ideal fundamental for the 2017 Next Landmark contest, featuring the large one of 100x100 cm and the 150x150cm slabs, and the section for members only, with the 300x150 cm maxi slabs
Find out more about Iris Ceramica Group’s maxi slabs on the company’s web site.
The Jury’s decision is final and cannot be appealed; the Jury’s members are from Organizations and Institutions which promotes the contest
Download the contest rules and regulations
to find out how to enter the contest,
read them carefully and follow the instructions to upload your photograph or project.
Download the contest rules and regulations in your desired language here.
With the following prizes, the Jury will award the best project in each category :
1 - Creation of a prototype
Winners will be previously notified; following submission, files must be printed in the following formats:
For textures and patterns, files must be created and saved in vector form with a resolution of 360 dpi and a construction ratio of 1:1 in relation to the actual size of the project to be printed.
Drawings, sketches and artworks of all kinds must have a resolution of 360 dpi and a construction ratio of 1:1 (or no less than 1:2) compared to the real size of the project to be printed. In this case, the original works must first be photographed and scanned in high resolution (720 dpi), then reassembled and supplied in digital form for reproduction on slabs.
Photographs should be submitted in a file with a resolution of 360 dpi, depending on the breadth and development of the image to be printed; the original must be ultra-high resolution to obtain high definition on the slab.
2 - Royalty contract
If the winning project is selected for a production, a royalty contract will be signed with the Iris Ceramica Group.
3 - Trip to Moscow
The award includes a 3 day trip to Moscow to attend the awards’ ceremony at SPAZIOIRIS in MOSCOW, from the 29th November to the 1st December, which will include plane’s ticket and two nights’ accommodations for two.
4 - Project exhibition
The project will be exhibited in an installation created specifically for the awards ceremony.
5 - Publication
The project will be published in all the group’s media and channels.