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Ramón Esteve has been awarded the Land Rover Born Prize in the Architecture section to his work in the rehabilitation project of the Bombas Gens Centre in Valencia; a former factory with an unquestionable social-historical value and one of the rare remaining examples of the industrial architecture of the thirties. The new facilities have been created as an internationally renowned multi-use space where Fundació Per Amor a L’Art will carry out its three- branch activity (arts, society and research).
The Land Rover Born International Awards, created by Jean Christophe Chopin eight years ago, recognize the creative talent that successfully brings together innovation and functionality in an aesthetic way in six different sections: Architecture, Technology, Fashion, Home, Sports and Mobility.
After deliberations by the jury, which was made up of distinguished names from the world of Spanish culture such as Carlos Urroz, Director of the ARCO Contemporary Art Fair; Marta Riopérez, Editorial Director of the Style section for the Hearst Group and the magazines Nuevo Estilo and Elle Deco; Ana Domínguez Siemens, journalist and curator of design exhibitions, who contributes to media such as AD España, Elle Decor, Marie Claire Maison and ABC Cultural; Iván Martínez Cubells, Director of Fuera de Serie (El Mundo): Jaime Hernández Soto, founding partner of MCH Private Equity; the President of the Spanish Fashion Creators’ Association, Modesto Lomba; designers Estrella Arch and Eugeni Quillet; architect Carlos Rubio Carvajal; the director of the Bachelor in Design course at the IE School of Architecture and Design, Edgar González; and the Director of Communication at Jaguar Land Rover Spain & Portugal, Belén de Lacalle; co-chaired by Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer at Land Rover, and Jean-Christophe Chopin, founder, CEO and creative manager of the BORN Awards, the winners of this eighth edition of the awards were as follows:
Ramón Esteve (Architecture)
Mayice Studio (Interior)