Active Prize for Architecture and Design


Pavilions, Restaurants, Offices, Shopping Centers, Expo, School, Government,


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The prize-winning architects, designers and students will soon leave for Shanghai to visit theUniversal Expo and the Italian Pavilion where GranitiFiandre has been chosen by the Government's General Commissariat to create 7000 m² of flooring.

Active Prize for Architecture and Design On 28th September the winners of the International Active Prize for Architecture and Design were announced. The prize is promoted byACTIVE Clean Air & Antibacterial CeramicTM, the eco-active, non-polluting  ceramic material byGranitiFiandreandIris Ceramica,  in partnership with Il Resto del Carlino. The competition has two sections, Active Architectureand Active Design,aimed at stimulating and promoting “ eco-compatible design, a new way of designing projects that respect the environment, through the use of eco-active&rdquo materials; as declared by Graziano Verdi, President and Managing Director of GranitiFiandre and the Iris Ceramica Group, and “in order toincentivise an awareness of “environmental themes” right from university” a special section dedicated to students from faculties of architecture, engineering and design was created. 
The first prizes Active Architectureawarded by GranitiFiandrewent to the project to enlarge the offices of the Granarolo headquarters (Granarolo, BO) by architect Luca Drago with Studio Open Project and in the student section   to Luca Provenzano, who presented an urban furnishing project with luminous benches for public parks covered by Active 60x30 tiles.
TheActive Design first prizesawarded by Iris Ceramicawent to Sara Eleonora Giorgia Parodi from the DEEPP S.r.L. studio for her design of a restaurant and lounge in Le Torri shopping centre in Rovigo, and for the student section to Silvia Valpiani for the floor design of a nursery school, where simple shapes recall games of the past. Some of the most interesting designs included thehousing unit BOX, created by the Vanessa Boccia Interior Design Studio, inspired by Franco Albini’s design for the Triennale;A room for a man”, which condenses three separate living areas into a single, compact efficient and actively “liveable”module.


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