For the fourth time, the Tile Award newcomer competition by AGROB BUCHTAL in collaboration with AIT-Dialog calls upon architects and interior designers under the age of 38 to design new, unconventional and sensational interiors with ceramic tiles. The competition looks for creative and advanced ideas, which illustrate the varied design possibilities the material has to offer.

The task of the competition is the (re)design of an interior by using tiles. The competition is not about the design of a new tile but about showing how tiles can be incorporated in a design in an innovative and creative way. This year’s topic of the competition is colours and patterns. Three categories are available. Participants are allowed to work on several categories. According to this, each participant can submit a maximum of three projects. The aim is to implement the best ideas and represent them with a photo shoot for an elaborate architectural publication.

The competition is split into two phases. Phase I: A renowned expert jury selects the nine best ideas from all entries. The jury consists of Brendan MacFarlane (Jakob + MacFarlane, FR-Paris), Johan Oscarson (Elding Oscarson, SE-Stockholm), Michael Stoz (Partner AG, DE-Offenburg) and Christian Waldner (AllesWirdGut Architektur, AT-Wien/DE-München).

Phase II: Nine winners will be invited to a workshop in Iceland. There they are given the opportunity to present their results and further develop their ideas together with experts from AGROB BUCHTAL. In the course of the workshop, floor plans and isometric drawings are developed for the designs. The implementation framework and the budget are specified beforehand, and the projects can be refined in terms of an eventual feasibility.

The workshop is followed by a second jury session, during which the most creative results are determined. These works are implemented on a scale of 1:1 and documented in a professional photo shooting. In what way tiles are used is up to the designer.

As a basis of the ideas competition, the participants can, for example, chose a building or a city, in which a room is redesigned or newly laid out. Alternatively, a fictional room can be the starting point for the design. The concept can be submitted as a drawing, photo composition or visualization.


  • Registration deadline: May 19, 2017
  • Submission deadline: June 16, 2017
  • Workshop in Iceland: September 3-8, 2017


  • Brendan MacFarlane | Jakob + MacFarlane, FR-Paris
  • Johan Oscarson | Elding Oscarson, SE-Stockholm
  • Michael Stoz | Partner AG, DE-Offenburg
  • Christian Waldner | AllesWirdGut Architektur ZT GmbH, AT-Wien/DE-München

Workshop trip in Iceland on September 3-8, 2017 and implementation of the work on a scale of 1:1 and documentation in a professional architectural magazine

LANGUAGE English and German

OCCUPATIONAL GROUPS Architects and interior designers


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  • Title

    2017 TILE AWARD International Competition (Under 38)
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Ideas)
  • Organizers

    AIT-Dialog und AGROB BUCHTAL
  • Registration Deadline

    19/05/2017 20:00
  • Submission Deadline

    19/05/2017 20:00
  • Price