The Macael Awards were created in 1985 with the aim of recognizing professionals who have excelled especially in the fields of architecture, crafts and design at national and international level, and individuals, institutions and media that have performed singular activities for the benefit of the Marble Sector and the Region. Throughout these 30 years, the Macael Awards have been consolidated as the most important event of the Natural Stone Sector at national level, emphasizing as an act of high prestige and seriousness, as evidenced by the bases of participation. Edition by editon they are consolidating in the international market, given the wide number of international categories and projects carried out anywhere in the world.
There have been many important personalities present at the event, as Spanish Ministers (Rodrigo Rato – 2002, Cristobal Montoro – 2000, Manuel Pimentel – 1999), or the President of the Government in Andalucía Manuel Chaves -1999 and the fourth President of Spain, José María Aznar – 2003 have honored us by attending and collecting personally their awards. The President of Spain, Mariano Rajoy Brey and the president of the Andalusian Government, Susana Diaz Pacheco, who came for the second consecutive year to these awards, participated in the 2015 edition. In addition, national and international architects as Sainz de Oiza, Rafael de la Hoz, Cesar Portela, Alberto Campo Baeza, Ethan Anthony, Joaquin Torres, Daniel Libeskin, among others, have been present in different editions of this ceremony.
Also important international institutions as MIA (Marble Institute of America) or ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) have been awarded in 2014 and 2015 editions. These awards have had also awardees as the Spanish communicator Carlos Herrera, the motorcycle rider Jorge Lorenzo, the cook Karlos Arguiñano, the producer Babieka Films, the singer David Bisbal, among others, and they have been presented by the Queen of Spain, Ms. Letizia Ortiz.
Video of the XXVIII edition of the Macael Awards
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Video of the XXIX edition of the Macael Awards
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ANTONIO LÓPEZ GARCÍA
The Jury grants the Person Award to Mr. ANTONIO LÓPEZ GARCÍA, prestigious painter and sculptor, icon of contemporary Spanish realism, involved for years in the cultural activity of the Macael Region through the Ibanez-Cosentino Art Foundation, author of the project known as ‘Mujer del Almanzora’ (Woman of the Almanzora), a large sculpture in the manner of the colossi of antiquity, 8 meters high, representing a woman’s head that emerges from the earth, made with ‘Blanco Macael’ Marble (White Macael), visitable inside, for what have used eighty-six marble blocks with which more than a hundred cubic meters of this prestigious stone were made using the most advanced technology of the moment.
GASPAR LLANES DÍAZ-SALAZAR
The Jury grants the Communication Award to Mr. GASPAR LLANES DÍAZ-SALAZAR, General Secretary of Economy of the Ministry of Economy and Knowledge of the Regional Government of Andalusia, and President of the Agency EXTENDA, promoter and collaborator in the most important international event for promotion of the ‘Macael Brand’, which took place last June in the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, where the Courtyard of Honor of the Castle of the Vélez, made with ‘Blanco Macael’ marble, is. It was attended by a hundred and twenty professionals from prestigious US Architecture and Design Studies who were presented the qualities of Macael’s marble, their durability over the years and the professionalism and creativity that the companies have acquired over time.
International Award for North America
CAESARS PALACE HOTEL. LAS VEGAS. UNITED STATES
The Jury grants the International Award for North America to the CAESARS PALACE HOTEL, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, property of the Caesars Entertainment, famed hotel for innumerable movies and shows, built in 1966. In its last remodeling this summer of 2017, 72,000 square meters of Silestone in white Zeus has been used in the bathrooms of its luxurious rooms. The result is a perfect combination of this material with the decoration of the rest of the space, highlighting its intensity and elegance.
Intern. Award for Latin America/Caribbean
KIMPTON SEAFIRE HOTEL. GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
The Jury grants the International Award for Latin America/Caribbean to the KIMPTON SEAFIRE HOTEL, built on Grand Cayman Island, promoted by the EDSA Company, being the architect Mr. CRAIG STONER. Modern and elegant building adapted and integrated into the island’s surroundings, where 1,200 tonnes of ‘Blanche Ramage’ marble, used in flooring, cladding, staircases and swimming pools, with Waterjet technology and perfect sandblasted, honed and textured finishes.
International Award for Asia
LE MERIDIAN HOTEL. YILAN. TAIWAN
The Jury grants the International Award for Asia to LE MERIDIAN HOTEL, located in Yilan County, Taiwan, owned by Trans Globe Company, which has chosen the ultra compact surface Dekton Aura and Dekton Kelya for the facade cladding, using a total of 3,800 square meters, perfectly fitting these materials with the aesthetics and design of the Hotel. The natural character of Dekton, its advanced technology, its easy maintenance and its sustainable condition, were key elements for its choice.
International Award for Africa
PRIVATE HOUSE IN KENYA
The Jury grants the International awards for Africa to the PARTICULAR HOUSE IN KENYA located in Nairobi, whose architect is ÍÑIGO TORRENS, used various limestones and travertines for its construction. The building is inspired by the Château style, based on the French Renaissance architecture of the monumental country houses, blending both the exterior and the interior with the colonial style of the area. Their discreet aristocratic lines stand out and its facade concentrates numerous and sober windows dressings. In the interior impresses the gallery of arches with vaults and the central fountain of the patio.
International Award for Europe
ESTUDIO DE ARQUITECTURA RIJNBOUTT
The Jury grants the International Award for Europe to the Rijnboutt Architecture Study for the prescription of Sierra Elvira marble in the GELDERLANDPLEINN shopping malls, in the financial center of Amsterdam and DE BARONES, in the historic center of Breda (Netherlands), where more than 11,000 m2 in pavements, claddings, curves and curved staircases, being able to emphasize a contemporary aesthetic, as well as functional, in all the passable zones of both commercial centers.
HIPOTELS COMPLEX. MAJORCA
The Jury grants the National Award to the HIPOTELS COMPLEX, located in Playa de Palma, Majorca, consisting of two hotels, category 4 and 5 stars, connected to each other by a convention center, being the HOTEL SAID, the Architecture MORRO & SERRA and the Designer GUILLERMO CONTÉ BARCELÓ the promoters. In its construction, more than 5,000 square meters of ‘Blanco Macael’ marble (White Macael), more than 72,000 square meters of Dekton and more than 1,600 square meters of Silestone have been used. The result achieved is an impressive aesthetics and careful design in all its elements
VILLA RICOTTA. MARBELLA. MÁLAGA
The Jury grants the Design Award to VILLA RICOTTA, a private residence whose promoter is Mr. Joe Ricotta, located in Marbella, Málaga, executed mainly with the material ‘Piedra Paloma’. The façade under the direction of the Architect Mr. Jesús del Valle follows a Renaissance order both in columns and coffered ceilings. The interiors integrate different materials and colors using the waterjet technology for ceilings and valances in lobbies and bathrooms. 4,600 square meters of 2 and 3 centimeter squares and pavements have been used, and 390 cubic meters of solid sculptured material for columns, bases, cornices and other decorative elements. It emphasizes the majesty of its 18 columns of more than 7 meters in height, the 6-meter long stems made in one piece, with their corresponding capitals, and the fountain of the main entrance, which integrates a sculptural group of three horses modeled in 3D.
'Blanco Macael' Award
VINE STREET BUILDING. LOS ANGELES. UNITED STATES
The Jury grants the Award for the ‘Blanco Macael’’ Marble work to the VINE STREET BUILDING, which is located in Los Angeles, USA, in the so-called Hollywood stars street, for the use of our ‘Blanco Macael’ Marble (White Macael) in both the exterior facade as in its interiors, using pieces of large dimensions of 3 cm. of thickness, emphasizing the stone the elegance of the building and contributing to achieve a select environment, besides serving as a showcase in this important street.
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MACAEL AWARDS 2016 Digital Magazine