Casa Burés wins a Special Mention at Catalonia Construction Awards 2019
Project: Restoration of Casa Burés
Category: Heritage Restoration
Candidacy: Juan Trias de Bes, Marta Pascual and Fernando Herrero from TDB Arquitectura, Agnès Blanch and Elina Vilá from vilablanch studio, Ricardo Villoria and Macià Parès from OTècnica Arquitectónica.
The Master Builders Association of Architects and Construction Engineers of Barcelona (CAATEEB), with the support of the Council of Colleges of Surveyors, Architects and Construction Engineers of Catalonia, Catalonia Construction Awards annually. The aim of these awards is to make a public acknowledgment of the major professional functions related to the execution of works through the distinction of persons, individually or in teams, for their professional or business activity related to work reference.
The jury of the XV Catalonia Construction Awards has chosen 19 candidates as finalists to compete for awards in different categories. The most contested category will be the restoration of heritage, with four finalists, all actions on addressing architectural heritage that must be protected. The Restoartion project of Casa Burés made for Bonavista Developments, won a Special Mention at Catalonia Construction Awards 2019, a celebration thant took place at the National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia (INEFC) held on June 20, the ceremony of the 16th edition of the Catalonia Construction Awards, which took place in the framework of the Night of Construction organized by the Collective Barcelona Association of Quantity Surveyors (CAATEEB). The event was attended by about 500 people, professionals and entrepreneurs in the construction sector.
In this work, the jury praised the "brilliant resolution of a complex project with great technical difficulty that can only be understood if we consider the state of degradation in which it was set." The intervention described this as "a realization that borders excellence, made with great sensitivity and respect for the assets, which are combined with adequate resolution should ensure that other areas comfort demanded by modern times ". If the restoration of the architectural heritage is already in itself a type of work marked by the conditions of preservation of old elements when more is housing, conditions become more demanding due to the required performance technical conditions and habitability regulations require that current regulations.