Now at its 14th edition, the biennial International Award for Architecture in Stone is back.

Coordinated by Vincenzo Pavan, the prize has always represented an important study conducted by the Marmomacc observatory on the vast international scene of stone architecture, in pursuit of projects – from urban buildings to residential contexts, renovations to works of urban renewal – that are capable of interpreting, with new techniques and languages, the world of stone while respecting the host landscape.

The award also includes a special “ad memoriam” honor for an artist from the past.

For the 2015 edition the jury composed of Francesco Dal Co (Department of Architecture, University of Venice), Juan José Lahuerta (ETSAB, Barcelona, Spain), Werner Oechslin (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), Cino Zucchi (Department of Architecture, University of Milan), Vincenzo Pavan (Department of Architecture, University of Ferrara) evaluated 31 works of architecture built over the last two-three years in eighteen different countries.

After in-depth analysis and discussion, the following works were selected for their architectural quality, expressive use of stone materials and typological design, to represent a clear and meaningful panorama of the finest achievements on an international level.


Emre Arolat Architects – Sancaklar Mosque – Istanbul, Turkey, 2012

David Chipperfield Architects – Tower buildings on Hagenholzstraße –Zurich, Switzerland, 2013

Henegan Peng Architects – Giant’s Causeway Center – Antrim, Northern Ireland, 2014

Perraudin Architectes – Massive Stone Social Housing – Cornebarrieu, France, 2011

Ad memoriam prize

Adalberto Libera (1903-1963) – Horizontal housing unit in the Tuscolano district – Rome, Italy,1950-1954

The works will be shown in an exhibition of drawings, photos, videos and prototypes held during the days of Marmomacc (Veronafiere, 30 September to 3 October) in the Architecture & Design cultural area of Galleria Castelvecchio, between pavilions 2 and 3.

The winners will receive their prizes in an official ceremony held in the Forum space.

che si svolgerà nello spazio forum.