Always attentive to circumstances of evolution and innovation that effect the international architecture scene, Casalgrande Padana has created this international architecture competition
in order to select and award the most important works that in various fields of building design, have best known how to exploit the technical features and expressive possibilities of the Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware elements.
The original spirit of the initiative was not just limited to a promotional aspect for the material. If on the one hand the intention is to award those projects best able to interpret the forms and requirements of contemporary architecture through the use of evolved ceramic materials, on the other hand, the aim is also to develop the ties between the producer and the user, making them closer and more profitable, so as to set a virtuous cycle in motion able to generate products and projects directed towards innovation.
Production culture and design culture are, in fact, the fundamental reference points for the development strategies of Casalgrande Padana, which established a close relationship of co-operation with the design field right from the start. Having now reached the ninth edition, the Grand Prix international competition intends to consolidate and strengthen this important relationship, representing an opportunity for exchange and constant assessment on the themes of architecture and technological innovation.