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Special Mention Prize at the 10th Student Competition “Textile Structures for New Building 2009″

Arch. Erez Amitay and Eng. Iago Gonzalez Quelle win the Special Mention Prize in the Macro Architecture Category at the at the tenth student competition “Textile Structures for New Buildings 2009” – an international competition organized by Techtextil and TensiNet.

The award ceremony was held in Frankfurt am Main at the Congress Center Messe Frankfurt on 15 June 2009.
The award-winning projects were on show in a special exhibition for the entire duration of Techtextil.

The jury guided by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Sobek had commented the project like this:

The Laboratorium “Blum” by Iago Gonzalez Quelle and Erez Amitay from Spain receives special commendation. “Blum” is an amalgam of laboratory and office. The geometry of the building is conceived as an extruded helix with a square cross section. EFTE foil cushions, which are suitable for both roof and external walls, are used in a regular manner and create the homogeneity of the overall impression. The design appeals because of the clarity of the style and the care of its execution. It was the result of a first-semester project at the University of Saxony-Anhalt in Dessau.

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Textile Design Contest 3: The Yarn

An initiative of Lazzari Cultural Association, Textile Design Contest was born with the aim of promoting and helping the approach of young creators to the world of fashion and  interior design textile industry. Promoted by the Faculty of Design and the Arts of Iuav University, Venice and by Treviso Chamber of Commerce, the event is sponsored by Regione Veneto, Treviso Province and Town hall administrations and by Treviso Unindustria.



The third edition of Textile Design Contest offers entrants a chance to create and design a fabric that can enhance the features of the yarn employed; from the choice of a yarn with given fibre and structural features to the technical solutions that candidates believe can lead to its upgrading.



Any creator, aged 18 to 35, can be admitted to the contest provided he/she is interested in the design and creation of fabrics and in an approach to this profession.


For more information see this site, or download the announcement here.

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April 6, 2009 - 11:19 AM Comments: Closed