About

The Brick Award is an international established award and presents outstanding brick architecture from all around the world.

Brick Cave; Brick Award 2020 Nominee Category "Feeling at home"; single-family housing, Photo:  Nguyen Tien Thanh
© Nguyen Tien Thanh

The Award

For more than one decade now, Wienerberger AG has been hosting the international Brick Award every two years, providing a stage for excellent brick architecture and its architects.

Wienerberger initiated the Brick Award for the first time in 2004 in order to put this natural building material into the spotlight, demonstrating how exciting, exceptional and modern architecture using brick can be.

Although Wienerberger is the host of the award, it is an independent award and the use of Wienerberger products is no decisive factor for participation. Over the last years, projects have been submitted from all over the world and nominations as well as winners have been chosen using a wide range of manufacturers and brick types in all colours and shapes. In a dialogue with you, architects and architecture fans as well as critics, we want to further strengthen the public focus on the aesthetic and functional aspects of this great building material.



Geschäftshaus Große Bleichen; Brick Award 2020 Nominees Category "Working Together"; Architects: Tchoban Voss Architekten, Photo:  Axel Neubauer
© Axel Neubauer

The Jury and Winners

An international jury of renowned architects selects the winners

Independent architecture critics, experts and architects are invited to submit innovative and creative buildings and other construction works made of clay building materials. The spectrum of applications ranges from building solutions using classic clay blocks, facing bricks and roof tiles to the creative application of clay pavers and ceramic façade panels.

An international jury of renowned architects, who change with every award, selects the winners within the categories including two Grand Prize winners. The award categories can be subject to slight change depending on the year and the development of trends and current topics. The winners of the Brick Award are announced biennially at an award ceremony and presented, along with the 50 nominations in the accompanying Brick Book. Winning projects are endowed with price money and can be found all over the world. 

 

Storey Field Center and Eddington Nursery; Brick Award 2020 Category "Sharing Public Spaces"; Architects: MUMA, Photo:  Alan Williams
© Alan Williams

Categories

Categories for the nomination of the Brick Award 22

  • Feeling at home: single-family houses, semi-detached houses and small housing projects of high architectural quality

  • Living together:  multi-family houses: innovative residential solutions taking into account the trends & challenges of urbanisation

  • 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 & new ornamentation
Architect Jonathan Sergison Jury for Brick Award 2020
Architect Jonathan Sergison
© Bertie Miller

 

 

“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” - Jonathan Sergison, jury member of the Brick Award 20.

 

 

Experimental Brick Pavillion; Brick Award 2020 Nominee Category "Building Outside the Box"; Architect: Estudio Botteri-Connell; Photo:  Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

If you have questions please contact 

Veronika Schuster-Hofinger
Project Manager Brick Award

+43 1 60 192 10552

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