Queen Letizia returns to her beloved Almería to deliver the Macael architecture awards

Brief agenda next week for Philip VI y Letizia. The King and Queen will travel to Almería on Friday, November 11, where they will preside over the Macael Awards ceremony. The ceremony, which will take place at the Macael headquarters, in the town of the same name, will begin at 8:00 p.m.

The awards, which celebrate their 35th edition, recognize professionals in the field of architecture, crafts and design, both on the national and international scene. They also distinguish people, institutions and media that have undertaken unique actions for the benefit of the sector and the area. It is considered the most important event in the natural stone sector due to its high prestige.

These awards have distinguished personalities such as Carlos Herrera, the motorcycle racer Jorge Lorenzo, the chef Karlos Arguiñano, the production company Babieka Films or the singer David Bisbal. On one occasion, they were presented by Queen Letizia. In the lower photo, with an impeccable top and pants set by Almeria designer María Barragán, at the El Barco de Vapor awards last April.

Architecture figures such as Sainz de Oiza, Rafael de la Hoz, César Portela, Alberto Campo Baeza, Ethan Anthony and Joaquín Torres have also gathered at this event.

Among the winners of this edition are, in the Institution category, the Junta de Andalucía; in Communication, the #EstoNOtienequePARAR and #EACTIVATE initiative, which was born in the State of Alarm of 2020; in International, among others, Kindree Chescoe and his design studio KLC Kreativ; in Nacional, the Lopesan Costa Meloneras hotel in Las Palmas; and in Design, the private residence Villa Sado, in Quinta do Lago, Portugal.