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Bios Self-Cleaning®
an Architizer A+ Award wins

in the “Building Products – Façades” category.
Red carpet in New York on 14 May, during NYCxDesign


In Jay McInerney’s famous novel Bright Lights, Big City, the protagonist’s name is never revealed. This is not the case with Casalgrande Padana, whose name is spelt out clearly under the New York spotlights of the prestigious Architizer A+ Awards as a winner in the “Façades” category with Bios Self-Cleaning®.

Now in their third year, the international A+ Awards were created and promoted by the Architizer website (architizer.com), which has a million visitors every month, more than 150,000 registered users and has been called the “Facebook for architects” by the authoritative New York Times. Thanks to their distinctive web-based approach, the A+ Awards present one of the most comprehensive overviews of the finest output in the fields of architecture, design and innovation for components, materials and construction systems.

The entries in the 90 categories for the awards came from more than 100 countries worldwide. The winners were selected by two separate groups: a panel of over 300 experts in the different areas (for the Jury Winners) and the more than two million followers of the website, who had their say by casting 40,000 votes online (for the Popular Choice winners). No other architecture awards have such a broad basis of assessment and such an open selection and award-giving system with such high participation levels.

Consequently, the fact that Casalgrande Padana’s Bios Self-Cleaning® tiles were named the Popular Choice in the Building Products - Façades category is particularly significant. It means yet more undisputed recognition of the Italian company’s product quality and outstanding research in the field of bioactive ceramics and advanced envelopes for architecture. The winners will head to New York on 14 May for the international A+ Awards Gala at Highline Stages. It will be followed by an after party at The Jane Hotel. It is all part of the packed schedule of happenings and events taking place for NYCxDesign.

Details of all of the winning entries will be gathered together in a book that will be specially produced for the A+ Awards, thanks to a partnership between Architizer and the prestigious publisher Phaidon.

Bios Ceramics®
International awards and recognition

2010
ADI DESIGN INDEX
Selected for the 22nd ADI Compasso d’Oro
Bios Antibacterial Ceramics®

2010
AIT “Architecture and Building” Innovation Award
AIT and xia Intelligente Architektur
Bios Antibacterial Ceramics®

2010 AIT “Architecture and Flooring” Innovation Award
AIT and xia Intelligente Architektur
Bios Antibacterial Ceramics®

2011 Produkt des Jahres (3rd Place) Fliesen & Platten Leserwahl
Bios Antibacterial Ceramics®

2013
Iconic Awards
German Design Council
Bios Antibacterial Ceramics®
Bios Self-Cleaning Ceramics®

2015
A+ Awards
Architizer
Bios Self-Cleaning Ceramics®

Bios Self-Cleaning®

The Bios Self-Cleaning® line of ceramic tiles for use on façades was developed as a result of a Master Agreement with the TOTO group from Japan. Thanks to the special treatment process based on HYDROTECT® technology, in sunlight the Bios Self-Cleaning® line starts a reaction that reduces airborne pollutants, breaks down the dirt that gathers on its surfaces and enables rainwater to wash it away naturally. The Bios Self-Cleaning® line comes in a huge array of sizes, finishes and colours, allowing boundless creativity. HYDROTECT® technology is available on request for all of the ranges in the catalogue.

Casalgrande Padana

For more than 50 years, Casalgrande Padana has been making advanced ceramic materials in laboratories and production plants located exclusively in Italy. Its innovative, ecological solutions for building envelopes, flooring and walls can meet any of the architectural and design world’s creative and technological requirements. The production and design cultures have always been at the heart of everything that the company does. Thanks to its tireless efforts on the research and development front, it is able to enhance both the appearance and the performance of its products on a continual basis.