Projects in Canada win at Ceramics of Italy


Dubbeldam Architecture + Design, based in Toronto, Ont., won for its Through House project.

Now in its 23rd year, the internationally-juried Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition has announced six winning projects at Coverings 2016 in Chicago, Ill., that represent the competition’s goal of honouring use of Italian tile in North American architecture and design, included two from Canada.

Sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission, the competition attracted submissions in residential, commercial and institutional categories.


The Toronto, Ont.-based firm Ark designed the UJA Federation Community Complex project in Vaughan, Ont.

The institutional winner from Canada was from the Toronto, Ont.-based firm Ark for its UJA Federation Community Complex project in Vaughan, Ont. The tile manufacturer was Mirage, the distributor was Olympia Tile of Toronto and contractor was Concord, Ont.-based Calligaro Tile Co.

The residential honorable mention honoured was Dubbeldam Architecture + Design of Toronto for its Through House project. The tile manufacturer was Casalgrande Padana, and the distributor was Stone Tile International and contractor Casalgrande Padana, both of Toronto.

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