I City Awards_ Open House Madrid 2019

For the ”I City Awards” organized by Open House Madrid in its 2019 edition, the EXarchitects team designed and manufactured in its fablab, the trophies to be awarded in each of the 5 categories.



The design was proposed to make a piece that would honor the 5 editions of the festival to date and that would also turn out to be an attractive piece for the winners to show off in their professional or personal space.

The design consists of a 50mm thick transparent methacrylate cube on which you can read Open House Madrid, which was engraved using a milling machine or CNC to give it depth and a white tone. Likewise, and also by means of CNC machining, the deepest hole and the through-hole of the Open House Madrid logo were made, where the geometry was later embedded in a translucent red methacrylate to give it a touch of color.

The lower part of the trophy has laser engraving, five representative buildings of Madrid. In addition, these buildings are also representative of each of the five architects to whom the festival has been dedicated in its different editions:

  • Caixa Forum, work of Herzog & de Meuron. (2015 Edition)
  • Círculo de Bellas Artes, by Antonio Palacios. (2016 Edition)
  • Castellana 81 – BBVA Tower, work of Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza. (2017 Edition)
  • Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain (Crown of Thorns), by Fernando Higueras and Antonio Miró. (2018 Edition)
  • Laboratories Jorba (La Pagoda), by Miguel Fisac. (2019 Edition)

Finally, also laser engraved, the name of the prizes, the category and the name of the winners.

We show you pictures of the finished awards:

Project data

Project title: I City Awards_ Open House Madrid 2019
Collaborator: Open House Madrid
Design: EXarchitects
Fabrication: EXarchitects
Techniques: CNC Machining + Laser Cutting and Engraving

28 July, 2020


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