MAA 2014

MAA - 2014 Edition

The MARBLE ARCHITECTURAL AWARDS is an initiative which aims at enhancing and promoting  the use of marbles and other natural stones in architecture.
This noble matter, the stone, marked the history of the cities over the centuries and it never stopped to meet with the architect’s approval.
The natural colour and pattern, the resistance and the strength are the traditional peculiarities of the dimension stone but they are nowadays combining with the unusually shaped volumes and the rich textures provided by a very advanced technology.
In fact, the introduction of sophisticated CNC  machines dramatically renewed the stone products which perfectly fit the modernity and the new conditions of the human habitat.
In view of this the IMM Carrara, in co-operation with the ICE-Italian Trade Commission, wants to honour and give voice to those who are the true protagonists of the dimension stone renaissance, the architects.
The competition will award all such architects and designers  who have significantly contributed towards a better use of marble in contemporary architecture, whether by technical or aesthetic means. 

The Awards are open to all registered Architects in North America (Canada, USA and Mexico); works entered must have been completed in the13 years going  from 1st January 2000 to 31st December 2013.

Scelti i vincitori del Marble Architectural Awards Nord America 2014. Marmi e fornitori italiani si dimostrano sempre competitivi su livelli di assoluta eccellenza

Risultati finali/Final results

1° Premio a / 1st Prize to:

HGA Architects and Engineers (Arch. Joan Soranno) Minneapolis USA
Per/For Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum – Minneapolis USA
Fornitore italiano dei materiali lapidei/Stone materials italian supplier SANTUCCI GROUP Marble and Granite, Carrara – Italy
Materiali usati/Materials used:Bianco Carrara-marmo/marble (Italy)Cold Spring-granito/granite  (USA)
Fotografo / Photographer: Paul Crosby: Minneapolis USA

Sezione/Section  II  INTERNI / INTERIORS
1° Premio a/1st Prize to:

Aston Pereira and Associates San Francisco USA
Per/For 135 Main Street, Building Lobby – San Francisco USA
Fornitore italiano dei materiali lapidei/Stone materials italian supplier ELLE MARMI Srl Carrara - Italy
Materiali usati/Materials used:Golden Age Melange-marmo / marble (Grecia / Greece)Jura beige – calcare / limestone (Germania / Germany)Cremo Delicato – marmo / marble (Italia / Italy)Yellow French – onice / onyx (lavorato in Italia / processed in Italy)
Fotografo / Photographer Matthew Millman: San Francisco USA

1° Premio a/1st Prize to:

Archetonic / Jacobo Micha Mizrahi Mexico City (Mexico)
Per/For Parallel Lives Vera Cruz Messico / Mexico
Materiali usati/Materials used:Clear Gray –granito / granite (Messico / Mexico)Dark Gray – granito / granite (Messico / Mexico)Black volcanic stone – pietra /stone (Messico / Mexico)White Guerrero – marmo / marble (Messico / Mexico)Absolute Black – granito / granite (India)
Fotografo / Photographer Archetonic (Aldo Moreno Gamboa) Mexico City, MexicoEduardo Zaletas/Quitagrapas Estudio Mexico City, Mexico

La Giuria  ha segnalato per la qualità progettuale / The Jury declared worth of note for the design value
Lehrer Architects (Michael Lehrer) Los Angeles USA
 Per/ForThe Villa , Santa Monica USA 
Fornitore italiano dei materiali lapidei/Stone materials italian supplier BERTOZZI FELICE (Fabrizio Rovai) Pietrasanta - Italy
Materiali usati/Materials used:Pietra di Lens, arenaria / sandstone Portogallo / PortugalPort Laurent, marmo / marble  Belgian black, marmo / marble Belgio / BelgiumVerde Laguna. marmo / marble Italia / ItalyPietra serena, pietra / stone  Italia / ItalyCosta Smeralda granito / granite Italia / ItalyAlhambra calcare / limestone Italia / ItalyBotticino marmo / marble Italia / ItalyVersailles granito / granite Rain Forest Green granito / ganite Labradorite Absolute black granito / granite
Fotografo / Photographer Benny Chan Los Angeles USA MARBLE ARCHITECTURAL AWARDS 2014
La Giuria / The Jury
Fabio Felici: Presidente dell’IMM Carrara Spa/IMM Carrara Chairrman
Arturo Giusti: Delegato dal Consiglio Nazionale dell’OAPPC/On Behalf of the Italian Council of Architects
Presidente dell’OAPPC di Massa Carrara Chairman of the Architect Association Massa Carrara
Raimondo Lovati Direttore di Confindustria Marmomacchine/Managing  Director of  Confindustria Marmomacchine      
Gian Luca Atena:Delegato di ICE-Agenzia per la Promozione all’estero e per                           L’internazionalizzazione delle imprese italiane /On behalf of ICE – Italian Trade Agency      
Marcantonio Ragone: IMM Carrara Segreteria tecnica IMM Carrara/Technical Secretariat      
E’ stato organizzato da /Has been organised by:
Internazionale Marmi e Macchine (IMM) Carrara SpaICE – Italian Trade Agency
In collaborazione con/In co-operation with
Confindustria Marmomacchine
Ordine degli Architetti Pianificatori Paesaggisti e Conservatori (OAPPC) di Massa Carrara/Massa Carrara Architect Association 
Toscana Promozione
Sotto il Patrocinio di/With the official Support of
Consiglio Nazionale dell’Ordine degli Architetti Pianificatori Paesaggisti e ConservatoriItalian Council of the Architect Association