WIENERBERGER BRICK AWARD 2018: CALL FOR ENTRIES!
The Wienerberger Brick Award, which was launched in 2004, is a biannual architectural award that is presented to outstanding examples of modern and innovative brick architecture. In 2018, Wienerberger will present this internationally established award for the eighth time, and the call for entries is now open. Projects can be submitted for consideration via an online tool by architects, architecture critics and journalists alike. In 2016 more than 600 projects from 55 countries were submitted. The Brick Award has a prize fund of 7,000 euros for one Grand Prize Winner (incl. Category Winner) and 5,000 euros for each of the other four Category Winners.
The award comprises five categories:
- Feeling at home,
- Living together,
- Working together,
- Sharing public spaces,
- Building outside the box.
The deadline for submissions is 20 April 2017. A panel of architecture journalists and critics will then narrow down the number of all entries to 50 projects, which will be nominated for the Wienerberger Brick Award 2018, and which will be published in the accompanying Brick18 book. Subsequently, an international judging team of architects will select the 5 winners in the individual categories as well as the Grand Prize winners.
The last category seeks innovative concepts and ways of utilizing brick, such as new construction technologies or the inclusion of custom-made bricks and new ornamentation in a project. Ceramic products have to play a significant role in the submitted project, ranging from clay blocks to facing bricks, clay tiles or clay pavers. The use of Wienerberger products is not a condition of participation. Special attention will be given to how the project combines functionality, sustainability and energy efficiency. An additional criterion is that the project was completed in 2014 or later, to ensure topicality.
The official Brick Award ceremony will take place in Vienna, in spring 2018. The Brick18 book, including all 50 nominated projects, will be published at the same time.
We look forward to receiving your submissions! www.brickaward.com