The 7th Awards ceremony of the La Ceramica e il Progetto show, was organised by Confindustria Ceramica and Cersaie took place on 4th July 2017 in Venice. The event was held at the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista San Polo, and celebrates creativity and talent in the field of architecture with ceramic tiles.
The 78 projects submitted were judged by a panel of experts, including Architects Mario Cucinella, Fulvio Irace and Aldo Colonetti, together with members of Confindustria Ceramica. The panel based their decision on criteria such as creativity, functionality and aesthetics, taking into account also the concept, the use of ceramic tiles, the quality of the laying and the environmental sustainability of the material.
Claudio Angelucci Architetto and the building company Edgardo Toso srl, were awarded an Honourable Mention in the Residential category for their project, the Residence Lido Riccio di Ortona. Here they used large slabs Kerlite by Cotto d’Este to clad the external walls of the façade, the paving at the back of the building and some interiors. This choice was influenced "by the challenges that building near the coast present. The use of ceramic tiles eliminates the need for expensive and regular maintenance".
Italy, as well as many other countries around the world, is engaged in an aggressive battle against the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
In order to keep the number of infections to a minimum, the Italian government has declared the temporary and limited closure of many manufacturing industries.
Nevertheless, certain activities related to the supervision of continuous production plants, such as the ones used in ceramic tile manufacturing, together with the preparation and shipping of stock materials have been permitted.
Therefore our warehouses and shipment departments remain fully operational, in full respect of the recent regulations imposed by the relevant authorities. Our staff will therefore continue to prepare and load merchandise, observing all of the necessary health and safety precautions.
Thanks to the remote working technologies that have already been implemented, all other sales supporting activities as well as your commercial and administrative contacts remain available, as always, to handle your requests.
We therefore wish to inform you that even during this manufacturing standstill, it is still possible to place orders, consult stock availability, request information, and pick up goods from our warehouses.