The Andalusian Association of Marble Entrepreneurs – AEMA has already started working on the Macael Awards 2021 project. After a break due to the historical pandemic, the most important national event for the promotion of natural stone, whose celebration had to be postponed in 2020, will take place on Friday, 12th November. The gala, which promises to recover the splendour it left on hiatus, is being organised on the basis of the official health measures set by the Andalusian Government’s committee of experts.
Among some novelties, this thirty-fourth edition of Macael Awards, will also be the occasion to deploy several parallel activities related to the promotion of the natural stone sector and the Macael Brand. The participants of these activities, which will take place during the same week of the event, will join the participants of the International Stone Encounter, which is also underway, to attend the gala.
In the coming weeks, the relevant meetings will be held with the members of the Jury, formed by the Board of Directors of AEMA, headed by its president, Jesús Posadas, to choose the finalist projects. The companies have had to provide, as usual, the corresponding documentation that proves the justification of the proposal and merits, images of the same, informative material, and technical documentation, among others.
There are still ten categories: North America International Award, Latin America International Award, Europe International Award, Africa International Award, Asia International Award, National Award, Person/Institution Award, Design Award, Communication/Communicator Award and ‘Blanco Macael’ Marble Work Award. The International Prizes and the National Prize can be awarded indifferently to a Work, Architect, Developer, Town Council or Public Administration.
We recall that the 2019 awards went to Ignacio Pérez Díaz, CEO of Grupo La Zagaleta, with the Person Award; to the NKBA – National Kitchen and Bath Association of the United States, with the Communication Award; Centro Canalejas Madrid, with the National Award; Edificio ToHA, with the Design Award, Hotel Casa Palacio María Luisa, with the Award for the Work in White Macael Marble; Silva Housing in Orlando, USA, Bicsa Financial Center Building in Panama City, Panama, Mondrian Doha Hotel in Qatar, Leonardo Tower in Johannesburg, South Africa and Lagasca 99 in Madrid, which won the International Awards for North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe, respectively.