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Issue #19

WINNING PROJECTS OF THE BRICK AWARD 2016

Brick Award

The Wienerberger Brick Award has provided a unique platform for recognising outstanding brick architecture of international quality since 2004. In 2016, prizes were awarded in the following categories: Residential Use, Public Use, Re-Use, Urban Infill, and Special Solution.
House 1014 © Adria Goula
House 1014 © Adria Goula
Auditorium AZ Groeninge © Dennis De Smet
Auditorium AZ Groeninge © Dennis De Smet
Building 2226 © Eduard Hueber
Building 2226 © Eduard Hueber
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Building 2226 © Eduard Hueber
Building 2226 © Eduard Hueber

WINNING PROJECTS OF THE BRICK AWARD 2016

Brick Award

The Wienerberger Brick Award has provided a unique platform for recognising outstanding brick architecture of international quality since 2004. In 2016, prizes were awarded in the following categories: Residential Use, Public Use, Re-Use, Urban Infill, and Special Solution.

In 2016, prizes were awarded in the following categories: Residential Use, Public Use, Re-Use, Urban Infill, and Special Solution. In total, more than 600 projects from 55 countries were submitted for consideration. A judging panel of four renowned architects (Laura Andreini, Archea Associati, Italy; Johan Anrys, 51N4E, Belgium; Matija Bevk, bevk perovic arhitekti,Slovenia; Alfred Munkenbeck, Munkenbeck + Partners, UK) selected the winners.

Two projects were awarded the Grand Prize. One went to the project 2226 by architect Dietmar Eberle, based in Austria. The key characteristic of this project is its energy concept. The entire building manages without ventilation, air conditioning, or heating. It also impressed in the Special Solution category.

The second Grand Prize winner, House 1014 in the historic city centre of Barcelona, is an excellent example of how to use “left-over” space in urban areas. The long and narrow site exhibits extreme site conditions. A project by HARQUITECTES also won in the Urban Infill category.

The auditorium of the AZ Groeninge health centre in Belgium was the winner in the Public Use category due to its extraordinarily detailed design.

Termitary House in Vietnam, by Tropical Space, won in the Residential Use category. The name describes the layout of the building, which resembles that of a termite mount.

The winner in the Re-Use category was the Marília project by Studio Super Limão in São Paulo, Brazil. It is one of the last historic brick buildings in the area. Instead of demolishing the building, it was agreed to preserve it.

A Special Prize went to the architect duo Duplex, from Switzerland, for their project Cluster House in Zurich.