Actualité 03.09.2011

Competition – Architizer – "Ceramic of Italy Exhibit Design Challenge"


We’ve got a client with your name on it.

Ceramics of Italy (CI) is looking for an architect. Do you have what it takes to design an Italian tile pavilion to be built at Coverings 2012?

CI – the trademark for Italian ceramic tile manufacturers that are members of Confindustria Ceramica, the Italian Association of Ceramics – has a long-standing commitment to innovative architectural design, be it through their amazing array of products or their influential pavilions by architects like Aldo Rossi and Bernard Tschumi.

The CI Exhibit Design Challenge asks architects to design the next Ceramics of Italy tile exhibit that will open on April 17, 2012.

At stake? A $10,000 Design Fee and an additional $15,000 to project manage the execution of the design.


The 3,000sf Italian tile exhibit has a very important function at the Coverings trade show – it is the central point of reference for the 40,000sf Italian area of the trade show floor. It has a centrally located pop-up restaurant and cafe where the Pavilion’s long-running Italian culinary team serves pasta and other authentic Italian refreshments every day at the booth. It also serves not only visitors that wish to find the latest and most up-to-date publications of the industry at the information desk, but also the exhibitors who can take advantage of the personnel of Confindustria Ceramica in order to receive clarification on events taking place at the show or for assistance resolving any organizational problems they may be having.

Ceramics of Italy has always relied on outstanding architectural talent to highlight their products. Beginning in 1991, exhibit architects have included.

Stainley Togermann—McCurry
Aldo Rossi
James Wines – SITE Architecture
Enea Nannini
Mauk Design
Bernard Tschumi
Michael P. Johnson Design Studio”

Deadline: October 3, 2011

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(Source: Ryan Quinlan, Architizer)