Exquisite constructed beauty captures the eye at the very first glance: It draws the gaze from one detail to the next, up the facade to the roof and then down to the base, arousing a desire to learn more about the concept envisaged by the architect. At the same time, a building reveals a great deal about how it is used, those who live in it and the architects who designed it. The Brick Award is part of our Wienerberger philosophy and offers architects from all over the world an opportunity to present creative projects that make innovative use of brick architecture. The award seeks to inspire both architects and enthusiasts from outside the profession to share design concepts and to explore new forms of construction. In 2020, Wienerberger presented this internationally renowned award for the ninth time. I am pleased to say that a record of 644 projects in 55 countries by 520 architects were submitted this year.
This edition of architectum will enable you to learn more about the impressive and beautifully-designed projects chosen as the winners of the Brick Award. We are also taking this opportunity to present inspiring solutions that address the challenges of our time, climate change and resource conservation, in a way that is both innovative and efficient. There is a long and proud tradition of sustainability at Wienerberger. Our sustainability concept encompasses three dimensions – ecological, environmental and social – all of which play an essential role in every measures and products.
Be inspired by the extraordinary architectural projects on the following pages and see what can be achieved with bricks.
Heimo Scheuch, CEO Wienerberger AG