Fernando Menis has been awarded with the Prize for Innovation in Concrete, Architecture category. This is a award given by the prestigious Ambuja Cement Foundation integrated by professionals and associations of cement and concrete. Finalist with 2 projects – Magma Art & Congress and of the Holy Redeemer Church, both buildings located in Tenerife – Menis has won however with this latest project.
The Ambuja Knowledge Centre aims to support research into the possibilities of use of concrete and cement, based on the conviction that art and science of construction are greatly affected by the development of materials. As announced in its statement, «when properly understood and applied, the inherent qualities of concrete can result in prominent expressions of architecture»
The award «Innovation in Concrete» aims to identify, give public exposure and reward good practices and outstanding expressions with concrete. In this context, the project The Holy Redeemer Church by Fernando Menis has won the Award for Innovation in Concrete for the category «Architecture». The other two sections have been «Interior Design» and «Public Space».