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".