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  • Marmo Rosso Verona per la Maternità (dal n. 669 L'Informatore del Marmista)
  • Realtà virtuale (dal n. 669 L'Informatore del Marmista)
  • Al Cibart di Carrara (dal n. 667 L'Informatore del Marmista)
  • Macchine virtuose (dal n. 667 L'Informatore del Marmista)
Marmo Rosso Verona per la Maternità  (dal n. 669 L'Informatore del  Marmista)

Marmo Rosso Verona per la Maternità (dal n. 669 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Realtà virtuale (dal n. 669 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Realtà virtuale (dal n. 669 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Al Cibart di Carrara (dal n. 667 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Al Cibart di Carrara (dal n. 667 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Macchine virtuose  (dal n. 667 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Macchine virtuose (dal n. 667 L'Informatore del Marmista)

THE WINNERS OF MAA CARRARA 2014

The jury that examined the projects submitted for the Marble Architectural Awards (MAA) in 2014 have chosen the winners for this year's competition reserved for designers who submitted projects completed in the U.S., Canada and Mexico since 2000, using natural stone. As well as being considered a prestigious competition, the MAA, organised by the Internazionale Marmi e Macchine Carrara in a different geographical area each year (now in its 26th year), is considered a "must" for architects and designers who have created works in which natural stone has found "uses and application solutions of excellence".

The jury was composed, in addition to Fabio Felici, IMM Carrara Spa Chairman, Arturo Giusti, CEO and Chairman of the National Council of the OAPPC and of the Order of Massa Carrara, Raimondo Lovati, Director of Confindustria Marmomacchine, and Gian Luca Atena, representing the ICE-Agency for Promotion abroad for the internationalisation of Italian firms. Marcantonio Ragone IMM Carrara took care, as always, of the organisation and technical secretariat of the award.At the end of their session, the Jury gave the first prize in Section 1- External Cladding to HGA Architects and Engineers (Arch. Joan Soranno) Minneapolis USA for the Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum (Minneapolis USA).The materials are White Carrara and Cold Spring granite (USA).
In the second section "Interiors" the first prize went to studio Aston Pereira and Associates in San Francisco USA for the "135 Main Street, Building Lobby" made in San Francisco. The materials used are Golden Age Melange marble from Greece, Jura beige (limestone, Germany), Cremo Delicato marble (Italy), Yellow French, onyx processed in Italy.
In the section: Urban Design the first prize went to Archetonic - Jacobo Micha Mizrahi in Mexico City for the Parallel Lives made in Vera Cruz in Messico. To make it various Mexican materials were used: Clear Gray (Granite) Dark Gray (granite), Black volcanic stone (stone from Mexico), White Guerrero (marble from Mexico) and an Indian granite, Absolute Black. For the quality of the design, the Jury gave a special mention to Lehrer Architects (Michael Lehrer) in Los Angeles for The Villa, made in Santa Monica USA. A long list of materials for an excellent job: Lens stone (sandstone - Portugal), Port Laurent (marble), Belgian black (marble - Belgium) with a series of Italian materials: marmo Verde Laguna. Pietra serena, Costa Smeralda (granite) Alhambra (limestone), Botticino (marble) along with Versailles, Rain Forest Green, Absolute black and Labradorite granites.
The award will have its official ending in Carrara at the next International Fair CarraraMarmotec (21-24 May 2014), during which there will be an exhibition with panels showing the winning projects. It is is organised by IMM Carrara Spa with the ICE - Italian Trade Agency and Toscana Promozione with the cooperation of Confindustria Marmomacchine, The Association of Architects, Landscapers, Planners (OAPPC) of Massa Carrara under the patronage of the National Council of Architects planners, landscapers and Conservationists. (Source: Ufficio Stampa CarraraFiere)

 

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