Western Cape villa receives 1st place at the Quinquennial Tile Award

by Tania Wannenburg
Western Cape villa receives 1st place at the Quinquennial Tile Award

A local villa designed by Eddie Da Silva Architects & Associates receives prestigious Quinquennial Tile Award.Five projects received awards at the Quinquennial Tile Award in 2016. The international award winners were announced by Fincibec Group and all of the award winning projects used Monocibec, Century and Naxos ceramic surfaces to interpret their clients’ desires and the technical and structural demands of designers.

The jury of the 2011-2015 Quinquennial awards consisted of the following judges: Vittorio Borelli, Chairman of the Fincibec group and Chairman of Confindustria Ceramica (Italian ceramic manufacturers); Italian Architect Laura Rinaldi and marketing designer Sofia Cortellini.

One of the award winning projects, entitled Hesquin, is a private villa designed by Eddie Da Silva Architects & Associates. The private villa looks out over one of South Africa’s most suggestive pieces of coastline, Wilderness Western Cape. Steve Joubert from South African tile and sanitary ware shop, Stiles, was the tile supplier and Sheldon Bubanj from DMC Developments, also the Chairman of MBA Southern Cape, was the contractor on the project. The project team received their prize on stage and Steve said that it was a great honour to win such a prestigious award in the tile industry.

“It is also very rewarding to be involved with such a magnificent masterpiece and win a design award in Italy, the home of great architecture, which is always at the forefront of design trends in the tiling industry. The other project nominations were created by outstanding designers and it is an honour to be selected as the winner among these competitors,” said Steve.

Second runner up at the awards ceremony was a striking building complex under completion at Greenwich Wharf in London (UK), designed by Squire and Partners; followed by the La Biloria restaurant in Legnano (Milan, Italy), designed by architect Nicola Ghilardi; Hotel Gkeea, a total restructuring of a tourism complex in Chalkidiki (Greece), managed by architect Panou Polytimi; the pool at Borgo della Spiga, a reception facility immersed in the Marches countryside, in Cingoli (Macerata, Italy).

The prize giving coincided with Cersaie week, the international trade show dedicated to architectural ceramics, where Bologna has become the perfect centre stage from which to showcase and celebrate the best the architectural world has to offer.

For more information, contact Stiles on +27 (44) 871 3222 or via www.stiles.co.za.

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