INTRODUCTION

The registration period for the third edition of the “BigMat International Architecture Award” competition will run from 16 January through to 4 May 2017. The event is being organised by BigMat International, a leading international chain of independent traders of construction materials.

BIGMAT INTERNATIONAL S.A.

The BigMat Group was created in 1981 in a bid to bring together companies from different European countries and promote and foster cooperation and closer ties between them. The Group’s growth and progress over the years is a result of:

• Independence of the different business owners
• Spirit of excellence
• Desire to collaborate and share experiences
• Proximity to clients

The BigMat chain has over 892 sales outlets spread across seven European countries, namely Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Walloon and Brussels-Capital regions of Belgium. The Group’s global turnover exceeds 2 billion euros and its business is focused primarily on the construction trade. Clients can always rely on BigMat to support their architectural projects by supplying building materials and providing its invaluable expert advice.

The group provides direct support and consultancy in connection with restoration projects and new builds in a sector currently in the depths of recession, reflecting its tireless commitment to contemporary society. This attitude is embodied through sustainable development and social housing and also through new ideas on how best to structure and arrange cities and refinements to home design and living conditions. The group believes that architects play a key role and have a huge impact in this process of gradual transformation.

That is why we have chosen to hold the BigMat ’17 International Architecture Award with the aim of recognising and rewarding architectural excellence, encouraging dialogue between all the different players involved in the architecture sector and championing high-quality construction. Close attention will be paid to those architectural works that have made a major contribution to contemporary architectural culture by drawing on timeless architectural designs and concepts to have endured the test of time. The panelists will also focus on how well the entries incorporate energy efficiency parameters, sustainable construction and the quest for greater comfort and habitability.

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