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

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Next Landmark of the Year & Architectural Skin

THE 2017 CONTEST

The new NextLandmark 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 Slab’ 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 Slab” 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

1

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.

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2

Architectural Skin

Free entry

Open to all creative artists in the architecture and design categories

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Design Your Slab - Technology

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 Slab’ 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 Slab’ technology, please register yourself in the LandMarkers community and submit a request. We will be happy to provide you with more details and specifications!

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DESIGN YOUR SLAB GALLERY

Maxi slabs

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 NextLandmark 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

The Jury’s decision is final and cannot be appealed; the Jury’s members are from Organizations and Institutions which promotes the contest

Contest Rules

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.

Awards

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.

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next landmark: other editions

2016

Giancarlo Mazzanti: Marinilla Educational Park Colombia

Giancarlo Mazzanti’s Marinilla Educational Park has won the Next Landmark 2016 award. Mazzanti continues his research into the use of public space as social space in Marinilla Educational Park, an e

2015

Urban Spa: a PKMN workshop with students in Chihuahua

Urban Spa is the winner of the Next Landmark 2015 contest, in the Landmark of the Year category. The project was created from a workshop by the PKMN studio with students from ISAD,Chihuahua (Mexico).

2015

Urban Spa: a PKMN workshop with students in Chihuahua

Urban Spa is the winner of the Next Landmark 2015 contest, in the Landmark of the Year category. The project was created from a workshop by the PKMN studio with students from ISAD,Chihuahua (Mexico).

2014

Ellevuelle architetti’s Casa Esse wins the 2014 Next Landmark contest

The winner of the third Next Landmark international architecture contest organised by Floornature is Ellevuelle architetti of Italy, for Casa Esse, a new construction in the countryside near Forl&igra

2014

Ellevuelle architetti’s Casa Esse wins the 2014 Next Landmark contest

The winner of the third Next Landmark international architecture contest organised by Floornature is Ellevuelle architetti of Italy, for Casa Esse, a new construction in the countryside near Forl&igra

2013

Murakaji: architecture and landscape in Irimote

The winners of the second international Next Landmark contest, held by Floornature to draw attention to the work of young architects all over the world, are Shoko and Naoto Murakaji, whose residential

2013

Murakaji: architecture and landscape in Irimote

The winners of the second international Next Landmark contest, held by Floornature to draw attention to the work of young architects all over the world, are Shoko and Naoto Murakaji, whose residential

2012

Elisa Minari: Vivenda para todos

The winner of the prize for “Research” in the first international architecture contest held by Floornature under the title “Next Landmark”, Elisa Minari, has come up with a pla

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