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The “Community by design” project designed by the architectural studio in Marbella directed by Belgian architect David Tuan, wins the DOM3 Prize 2016

The Jury of the International Architecture DOM3 PRIZE 2016 of Marbella awarded the “Domus Aqua” Project with the 2nd Prize, designed by the Architectural Studio in Madrid CMA Arquitectura & Q Arquitectura with the 3rd Prize being awarded to “Tierra Nueva” created by JRDR Arquitectura located in Marbella and Four o Nine in Shanghai.

The DOM3 Association of Entrepreneurs and Professionals for High Quality Homes, joined with the State Secretary for Infrastructure, mayors and municipal representatives of Marbella, Estepona and Benahavís and representatives of leading companies in the surrounding area for the award ceremony dinner.

The COMMUNITY BY DESIGN proposal presented by the Architect David Tuan, responsible of the Architectural Studio Tuan and Co and created in collaboration with Mathieu Lèbre, it was announced winner of the II Edition of the DOM3 PRIZE International Architecture Prize, obtaining the first prize of 40.000€.

The final Jury of the DOM3 PRIZE 2016, was composed by renowned Architects such as Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra, Rafael de la Hoz, Juan Gavilanes and Antonio Cruz, of the Cruz & Ortiz Studio, together with representatives of the main Sponsor, Urbania International, José Manuel Díez de Oñate and led by the Landscape Architect Laura Pou, President of the DOM3 Association and organiser of the Competition, declared that the 2nd prize of 20.000€ was to go to DOMUS AQUA, a project created by the Architectural Studio CMA Arquitectos & Q Arquitectura in Madrid.

The 3rd prize of 10.000€, went to TIERRA NUEVA, created by JRDR Arquitectura located in Marbella, in collaboration with Four o Nine Studio located in Shanghai.

There were also special mentions for the following projects: ARCADIA, created by the Architects Pablo Atienza and Juan Blázquez, from the studio in Málaga called EZAR and MARBELLA GREEN, created by Abiboo, with headquarters in New York and Madrid.


The Jury’s decision was announced during a gala dinner celebrated on the 17th of June in the gardens of the La Concepción de Marbella estate. Present was the State Secretary of Infrastructure, Transport and Housing and President of ENAIRE, Julio Gómez Pomar, the Mayors of Estepona and Benahavis, José María García Urbano and José Antonio Mena respectively, as well as city councillors from Marbella Isabel Pérez and Javier Porcuna and the President of the DOM3 Association, the Landscape Architect Laura Pou, among other authorities and representatives of business and professional groups of the region.

The President of DOM3, Laura Pou, in her opening speech gave her appreciation to all the authorities present at the gala, as well as for the Architects, Architectural Platforms, Media and members of the Jury, as with their presence and participation made the II International Architectural Prize DOM3 possible and helped it to grow as well as adding prestige.
Pou reminded those present of the effort that the non-profit association DOM3 had to make to organise the International Architectural Prize with the importance that the DOM3 Prize is acquiring, already in its 2nd Edition, she also thanked the sponsors “without which none of this could have been possible”, she noted.

These companies are the Engineering Company BIRKIGT, the national wood flooring and door manufacturer GRATO, UPONOR, international leader for drinking water plumbing solutions, PRIM SPA KLAFS, spa and health equipment manufacturers and SISTEM MELESUR, service company for the execution of engineering and energy installations. Also, other sponsors are the leading group in natural stone services TINO NATURAL STONE and the ceramic and the bath company VILLEROY & BOCH, as well as the building company FERROVIAL-AGROMAN. DOM3 PRIZE 2016 counts with the collaboration of the following companies HECOBUILDING, THYSSENKRUPP ELEVADORES, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, PROINSERMANT and VALCUCINE.

DOM3 PRIZE 2016. A chronology of success

The past 3rd of March the official contest guidelines for the 2nd Edition of the International Architectural Prize of Marbella DOM3 PRIZE were presented in an act celebrated at Icon’s headquarters, a property development carried out by Urbania International, main sponsor of this second edition organised by DOM3 Association of Entrepreneurs and Professionals for High Quality Homes.

The last day to hand over the projects was the 16th May, 145 participants had inscribed to take part in the competition, among them individual Architects and groups of Architects, proceeding from more than 25 different cities and 14 nationalities. The important success of national and international participation, establishes the International Architecture Prize DOM3 and places it as a reference among other architectural contests worldwide.

The final word of the second edition of the DOM3 PRIZE is a thank you to the participation of the following Architects Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra, Rafael de la Hoz, Juan Gavilanes and Antonio Cruz, of the Cruz & Ortiz Architecture Study as members of the final Jury gathered on the past 3rd of June.

DOM3. Guaranty and good work.

The Association of Entrepreneurs and Professionals for High Quality Homes DOM3 started over 4 years ago with the mission of improving the competitiveness in the sector, encouraging high quality residential tourism and situating Marbella, Estepona and Benahavís, known as the Golden Triangle, as an international model in this field.

Among the multiple initiatives that the organisation have carried out to achieve these goals are the 1st International Architecture Prize of Marbella 2014, the aim was the construction of a villa in the urbanisation La Zagaleta. The winner of this first edition was the studio Francés+Sastre Arquitectos.

In 2015 the Strategic DOM3 Forum was celebrated in the Felipe VI Auditorium in Estepona. A vision of the present and the future of High Quality Homes, that united, over 300 businessmen and women, professional and authorities that debated about the state of affairs in the field of residential tourism.

The main sponsor of the II International Architecture Prize DOM3 PRIZE 2016, Urbania International, has offered the competitors a 60.000 square meters plot located in the east of Marbella, in the Urbanisation Santa Clara.

Presentation by Rosa Maria Diaz Fernandez, a director od Sigma Dos

On Thursday the 11th of February, DOM3 organised a discussion for its members, with a presentation by guest speaker Rosa Maria Diaz Fernandez, a director of SIGMA DOS, which dealt with “Polls: truths, lies and risks”.

SIGMA DOS is a renowned Spanish social and market research company. Within their sphere of activity, they develop and apply classic quantitative methods (such as surveys) and qualitative techniques (focus groups), in conjunction with new research tools fostered by modern technologies. Their main objective is to analyse behaviour, opinion and social trends. SIGMA DOS counts local governments, multinational and B2B companies amongst its clients.

The Association of business’s for High Quality Homes DOM3 have begun to organise the II International Award for Architecture DOM3 PRIZE

The object of the competition is to develop three plots in the Icon Urbanisation, owned by Urbania International, compilingof nearly 60,000 square meters, located in the east of Marbella.

The Association DOM3, has just started organising the II International Architecture Award DOM3 PRIZE that will be presented next June. This award, aimed at architects and architectural firms worldwide saw its first edition in June 2014. The winners, a team formed by architects Simón Francés Martínez y Judith Sastre de Arce, from Francés + Sastre Studio Architects, designed a futuristic villa in the urbanization La Zagaleta for which they were awarded a prize of € 40,000.

According to the current president of DOM3, the Landscape Architect Laura Pou, the aim of this new edition of the II International Architecture Award DOM3 PRIZE is to surpass the first edition of 2014. The promotor, Urbania International, which manages the Icon urbanisation in Marbella, will be the main sponsor of this new event organised by DOM3. Contestants must, in this case, present a project to develop three plots located in Santa Clara, in the eastern area of Marbella. The surface area of plots is approximately 60,000 square meters. The exact details of the contest are currently being finalized by the DOM3 team.

According to the planning proposed by DOM3 the official rules of the contest for the II International Architecture Award DOM3 PRIZE will soon be publicly presented and will be distributed to professionals, public administrations and universities within the sector, among other institutions. Subsequently there will be a call asking for submissions of work & according to the planning this will probably be completed by the end of May 2016.

The next part of the process will be the deliberation by the jury that will last until June, date in which the gala will be held and the II International Architecture Award DOM3 PRIZE of 60,000 € divided between several awards will be presented along with the young designers award.

Professionals committed to Quality

DOM3, Business Association for Homes of exceptional quality, is composed of a total of 27 companies all related to the design, development, construction and marketing of high-end homes that are mainly located in Marbella, Estepona and Benahavis. The objective of the association DOM3 is to create initiatives that promote the improvement of competitiveness of companies in the sector and influence government departments so that quality in capital letters becomes the motor of industry in the area.

In 2014 the association organised the first International Architecture Award DOM3 PRIZE, with a budget of € 40,000 and the opportunity to build a house in the La Zagaleta. The award ceremony was attended by Jaime García-Legaz Ponce, Secretary of State for Trade and industry, Marta Blanco, Director General of Turespaña and Juan Van Halen, Director General of Architecture, Housing and Land.

Similarly, in April 2015 DOM3 organized the Strategic Forum DOM3 a vision for the future of high-end homes at the Auditorium Philip VI in Estepona. In which the Present and Future of Residential Tourism was discussed. This event was a resounding success with high participation from professionals within the sector. In attendance was the director of Turespaña, Marta Blanco, the President of the Provincial Government of Malaga, Elijah Bendodo, the President of the Association of Municipalities of the Costa del Sol, Margarita Cid, area mayors and other authorities.

DOM3 began in October 2012 and is made up of entrepreneurs and professionals from different disciplines involved in high-end residential tourism. For more information about the group of companies that make up this association visit the website:

Urbania International. Icon Signature Villas

Urbania International is the main sponsor of the II International Architecture Award DOM3 PRIZE and are the owners of the plots on which the competition will be based.

Urbania International develop remarkable real estate projects of various kinds and have wide experience in the planning and development of urbanisations and high-end residential projects. Defined as creators of emotions through the residential complexes that they develop, a reason that led them to choose the prime location in Santa Clara the heart of East Marbella.

More information: Tel. 609569878 (Carmen Durán) email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.