Barcelona, 10 August 2020.
The Terra Dominicata hotel, located in Priorat, wins the Architizer Jury Prize and the Architizer Prize by popular vote in the category of best landscape and private garden of the year 2020.
The landscape architecture and outdoor spaces project, led by SCOB studio from Barcelona, was carried out with a clear objective: to preserve the local environment and architecture as much as possible. Through sustainable construction techniques it was possible to preserve the balance of vegetation, colours and textures of a place considered a historical and cultural heritage site.
Terra Dominicata competed in this international competition along with four other works, located in London (Slot House), Sapporo Japan (e/d,A. TAKI NISEKO) and two in the USA, one in Austin Texas (70 Rainey Sky Garden) and the other in New York (Outside-in Pavilion).
The prestigious jury of these prizes, considered the Oscars of architecture, is made up of renowned professionals from architecture (such as Steven Hall, Sou Fujimoto, Winy Maas and Michel Rojkind), photography (Iwan Baan), communication and culture (curators from MOMA, critics from Tashen, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, among others), or technology and innovation (with companies such as Microsoft and Kickstarter).
Not forgetting the role of users and architecture lovers from all over the world who have participated in the open online voting process, where they have opted for the natural and architectural beauty of the hotel.
Second award in 2020
This is the second award related to architecture and interior design that the hotel has received so far in 2020. Last July the hotel announced the LILA 2020 award, in the Hospitality category, for its landscaping project.
Both awards are a well-deserved recognition of the excellent work of planning and restoration of the Mas del Tancat farmhouse, which was inhabited by peasants who worked the land under the monastery's domain from the 12th century onwards, on which the hotel was built and planned, with its own wine cellar in the middle of 135 hectares of land that form part of a protected nature reserve.
Maria Vives, architect and head of the hotel's interior design project, said: "We are very happy and grateful to receive this award. More than a hotel, Terra Dominicata is a challenge of design and architecture, after a long and careful planning, we managed to maintain the original structure and essence of the farmhouse, respecting the environment of the natural park that shelters it, we managed to give it a new life and personality that we hope will be very long".