M&M Houses, Cerdanyola del Vallés
The M&M Houses in Cerdanyola del Vallés, Barcelona, designed as two pavilions on pillars by the young architects José Miguel Roldán and Mercé Berengué, have received the award in the category of architecture from the Catalan entity Fomento de las Artes Decorativas (FAD), that yearly recognizes the most relevant works carried out in Spain, Portugal, and Andorra. A jury, presided by José Antonio Martínez Lapeña and composed by José Ramón Sierra, Carles Muro and Marta Ventós, among others, acknowledged the open and integrative attitude of this work with respect to the wooded area where it is inserted. They highlighted the fact that good architecture is that which makes things easier for the clients and establishes smooth relationships with the site. The prizes in the fields of interior design, exterior spaces and ephemeral spaces went to, respectively, the Can Gomis Palace in Barcelona by Mercé Zazurca and Josep Gorgas; the Parque de los Colores in Mollet del Vallés by Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue; and the installation called ‘Festivales de África’ in Barcelona by Arquitectos sin Fronteras.