IRIS CERAMICA LAUNCHES THE SECOND COMPETITION FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE OF THE FUTURE
Iris Ceramica and FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti in collaboration with QN-Il Resto Del Carlino are launching the second edition of the ACTIVE DESIGN competition aimed at encouraging and promoting environmentally friendly design, a new way of conceiving of design with respect for the environment using eco-active environmentally friendly materials such as ACTIVE Clean Air & Antibacterial Ceramic™.
The ACTIVE DESIGN competition for architects, companies, clients and distributors will present awards to selected projects entered no later than March 31 2012 which stand out for their original reflection on the concept of interior design in pursuit of sustainability, aiming to come up with a futuristic concept of design.
The awards will be presented in May 2012, and the winning projects will be published in QN-il Resto del Carlino. The prizes will be TravelClub trips, allowing the winners to select the vacation opportunity they prefer, choosing among hundreds of destinations.
The panel of judges asked to choose the winners includes Graziano Verdi, Chairman and CEO of Iris Ceramica, Duccio Campagnoli, Chairman of Bologna Fiere, Giuseppe La Spada, digital artist, Gino Malacarne, Chancellor of “Aldo Rossi” University in Bologna, Luca Molinari, architect, critic and professor at the Second Architecture Faculty in Naples, and Sara Eleonora Parodi, the architect who won the first Active Design competition.
"In the wake of the first edition’s success, we decided to continue offering awards for the design of the future,” comments Graziano Verdi. “This year Iris Ceramica is 50 years old: an important milestone. Since 1961 we have been continuing our research into quality materials with perfect respect for the environment, as demonstrated by the success of ACTIVE CLEAN AIR & ANTIBACTERIAL CERAMIC™, a new productive method involving application of titanium dioxide in micrometric form at high temperatures which has revolutionised the ceramics sector with its environmentally active, anti-pollutant and anti-bacterial properties for sustainable architecture and an increasingly green future".
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