To celebrate outstanding brick and ceramic building projects from across the globe, the world’s largest brick manufacturer Wienerberger is inviting projects to be entered into the Wienerberger Brick Award 2020.
Architects, architecture critics and journalists alike are being encouraged to submit entries, which opened on 7 January 2019 and run until 9 April this year.
The Wienerberger Brick Award, which started in 2004, is a biennial international architectural award, which rewards remarkable examples of modern and innovative brick architecture.
In 2020, Wienerberger will host these internationally recognised awards event for the ninth time, with a prestigious ceremony in Vienna.
For these much vaunted awards, Wienerberger is seeking impressive projects that feature ceramic building materials, whether that is facing bricks, clay blocks, clay roof tiles, clay façade panels or clay pavers.
The use of Wienerberger products is not a necessary condition of participation, with submitted projects able to be newly constructed, refurbished and converted buildings, which can include new or reused materials, and must have been completed in 2016 or later.
Participants are asked to fill out an online form comprising of basic project data, a short informative description of the project and building plans, as well as uploading photos.
After 9 April, when the submission period ceases, a panel of architecture journalists and critics will narrow down the number of entries to 50 nominated projects for the Wienerberger Brick Award 2020. These nominations will be published in the highly sought-after Brick20 book.
Jonathan Sergison, jury member of the Wienerberger Brick Award 2018, commented: “The projects in the Brick Award show the very versatile ways brick is used as a contemporary form of construction and that brick architecture is widespread everywhere in the world.”
Feeling at home: single-family houses, semi-detached houses and small housing projects of high architectural quality that provide comfortable, healthy & sustainable living spaces.
Living together: multi-family houses: innovative residential solutions taking into account the trends and challenges of urbanisation such as scarcity of space, social challenges and new living concepts.
Working together: comfortable, aesthetic and functional commercial buildings, offices and industrial buildings.
Sharing public spaces: comfortable, aesthetic and functional public buildings for education, culture, healthcare, public places and infrastructure projects.
Building outside the box: innovative concepts and ways of using brick, use of new construction technologies, special brickworks, custom-made bricks and new ornamentation.
An international jury of architects will select each category winner, as well as the Grand Prize winner in time for the Spring 2020 awards ceremony.
The Grand Prize winner receive 7,000 Euros, with each category winner receiving 5,000 Euros.
The Wienerberger Brick Award team received almost 600 fascinating project submissions from 44 countries for the 2018 awards.
To look at past Wienerberger Brick Award winning projects and to submit an entry for the 2020 awards, visit www.brickaward.com.
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