Liberdade Street Fashion

Gonçalo Byrne

2013 | Honorable Mention


José Manuel Freire

2015 | Winner

House in Moagem

Sílvia Bernardino

2019 | Winner

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In the search for architecture excellency, through the years, Margres craved its signature in innovative projects, in Portugal and all around the world, distinct in scale, materials and forms. This was a strategic course that also has allowed recognition, prestige and achievement in the ceramic sector, certified by the preference of architects and interior designers that choose Margres products for their own projects.

Thus, in order to materialize and award architecture, something so unique and everlasting, Margres created MARGRES ARCHITECTURE AWARD, an architecture biennial prize, that aims to distinguish, promote and encourage public appreciation for international architecture. The biggest challenge is to assess the true potential of each architectural project as a whole, pursuing to bring new themes and discussions that actively contribute to the cultural enrichment of architecture in its infinite layers.

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2021 Edition





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MARGRES ARCHITECTURE AWARD 2021 predicts a monetary prize of 10.000€.

Can apply to the Award projects that were built in Portugal or in other countries, from Portuguese or foreign architects, as long as they are registered in Architects Board of their own countries and they contain Margres ceramics’ ranges .

The registration and submission should be done in this website.

Project delivery submitted for evaluation should be done until the 30th june 2021


*Amendment of MAA 2021 Regulation at Jury section.


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Deadline for entries: until 30th june 2021

To compete for MARGRES ARCHITECTURE AWARD 2021 is required do proceed to a registration. The candidates who compete in a co-authoring system should perform only one inscription. The responsibility relies with project coordinator (elected by the authors).

Fill out the following form to obtain your application code (see regulation page 9).

* I hereby consent to the collection and processing of my data for the purpose of inscription on MARGRES ARCHITECTURE AWARD 2021 and initiating direct communication with GPP, SA. I am aware that I have the right to withdraw my consent at any time by sending an email to requesting the deletion of my data. The personal data collected here are protected in accordance with all applicable national and European Data Protection and Privacy rules.

A subscription ensures reliability and uniqueness of the communication between the Organiser and candidate throughout the competition process.

The fields marked with * are mandatory. 

After registration you will receive an email with your registration code.


Any clarification request referring the contest should be addressed until  30th of May 2021 to the following email:

1. Clarifications regarding content organization

How should I apply if I have more than one proposal? Can I send two proposals together?

In case of a participant has more than one proposal, the candidate should proceed to the deliver independently, or in other words, the candidate must deliver two proposals separately, making sure that each one has its separate registration code.


Is there any amount to pay for inscription or submission of an application?

The inscription or submission of an application is completely free.



Previous editions

| Winner

ARCHITECT: Miguel Borges Costa

PROJECT: Private House

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| Honorable Mention

ARCHITECT: Gonçalo Byrne

PROJECT: Liberdade Street Fashion

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| Winner

Architect: Arqº. Manuel António Garcia dos Remédios

Project: Centro Hospitalar Oeste

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| Honorable Mention

Architect: Arqº. José Manuel Amante Rosa Freire

Project: CNS - Campus Neurológico Sénior

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| Winner

Architect: Arqº. Rui Maria de Morais Sarmento Pinto Gonçalves

Project: Rehabilitation of a housing building in Lisbon

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| Honorable Mention

Architect: Arqº. Nuno Filipe Henriques Monteiro

Project: Hotel Alísios improvement

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| Winner

ARCHITECT: Sílvia Bernardino

PROJECT: House in Moagem

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