Guided architecture - InsighTours

Explore Brick Award 22 nominated projects with a local architect.

Where we are going in 2023

Paracelsus Bad & Kurhaus. Brick Award 22 Category "Building outside the box". Berger+Parkkinen Associated Architects. Inside view
© Christian Richters

Paracelsus Bad & Kurhaus

Salzburg, Austria

The Paracelsus Bad & Kurhaus in Salzburg is a visionary architectural project in the heart of the historic city of Salzburg. The building’s outstanding impact is a result of the dialogue between the new spaces and existing surroundings: In terms of urban design, the Paracelsus Bad & Kurhaus forms a joint between the late 19th century block structures of Auerspergstraße, the open development along Schwarzstraße, the landscape of the Kurgarten and the Mirabellgarten. 

The project offers a unique combination of physical relaxation and cultural inspiration.

When            tba

Where:         Paracelsus Bad & Kurhaus

Program:     tba

Language:   English

Falkoner Alle. Brick Award 22 Category "Living together". Mangor & Nagel A/S. outside view
© Niels Nygaard

Falkoner Allé 118

Copenhagen, Denmark

Brick buildings of various typologies have been characteristic to Copenhagen’s architecture since the medieval times. In the city’s affluent Frederiksberg district, going back to the 17th century, deep red and copper brown bricks cover the façades of several churches, public palaces and numerous housing blocks. In this way, the new façade blends into the existing street, while still maintaining its difference.

With its warm brick façade, the new building respectfully greets its older neighbors.

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Where:         Falkoner Allé 118, Copenhagen

Program:     tba

Language:   English

TV Tube Factory. Brick Award 22 Category "Living together". HILBERINKBOSCH Architecten. Outside view
© Rene de Wit

TV Tube Factory

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

In 1997, Philips relocated its headquarters to Amsterdam and started the transformation of the former industrial parks. Only a few industrial structures have survived in Strijp R, including a porter’s building, a pumping station and a ceramic workshop, which now houses the studio of designer Piet Hein Eek. Around 500 apartments have been erected, including the RK district with 80 apartments by HILBERINKBOSCH.

With a soft appearance, the brick connects the new district to the industrial past.

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Where:         Falkoner Allé 118, Copenhagen

Program:     tba

Language:   English

Harbour Building in Antwerp. Brick Award 22 Category "Living together". Sergison Bates architects. Outside view
© Karin Borghouts/SergisonBatesArchitects

Harbour Building Antwerp

Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp’s Cadix district in is a former port area in transformation. The peninsula to the north of the city center is characterized by a heterogeneous block structure of old warehouses, residential buildings and barracks. For several years now, new, large-scale residential structures have been implanted in this historical fabric — including the Harbour Building, which towers unmistakably next to the quay wall of the Kattendijk Dock. Together with four other buildings designed by Bovenbouw Architectuur and Bulk Architecten, it forms a new city block with a green common inner courtyard.

This is rich, resilient brick architecture, ideal for this great harbour city.

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Where:         Falkoner Allé 118, Copenhagen

Program:     tba

Language:   English

Where we have been in 2022

Camp del Ferro. Brick Award 22 Category "Sharing public spaces". AIA + BB arquitectes + GGG. Outside view
© Simon Garcia |

Camp del Ferro - Tour completed

Barcelona, Spain

Camp del Ferro is a building that makes clever use of the small size of the property and, with it's somewhat rough, yet friendly aesthetic, integrates into the structure of the neighborhood, thus arose. The architects, AIA Activitats arquitectòniques, Barceló Balanzó Arquitectes, Gustau Gili Galfetti, want it to be seen as a contribution to the dialogue between the industrial past and the sustainable future of La Sagrera. 

Discover the biggest surprise in the evening, when the lights go on inside on a guided tour with a local architect.  

When:        13.10.22, 18:00-19:30

Where:      Carrer del Camp del Ferro


Introduction by Lorenzo Kárász/Guiding Architects Barcelona

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Pedro Azara (Director of the Department of History and Theory of Architecture and Communication Techniques UPC Barcelona)

"The origin of brick architecture"

Short presentation of the project by Gustau Gili Galfetti 

Guided tour of the building by Gustau Gili Galfetti

Language: Spanish

Housing Koopvaardersplantsoen Amsterdam. Brick Award 22 Category "Feeling at home". Bureau SLA. Outside view
© Thijs Wolzak Amsterdam

Housing Koopvaardersplantsoen

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The house at Koopvaardersplantsoen is a built manifesto against the industrialization of the building business. Since the architects where in control if the entire project, they were able to execute several special requests. Bureau SLA treated the house as a test object and acted as client, architect and contractor.

Get a unique insight into this highly personalized house with an unusual spatial layout! Architect Peter van Assche will tell you all about the design and the building process.

When:       20.10.2022, 17.00-18.00

Where:      Koopvaardersplantsoen 75, Amsterdam


Short introduction about the project and tour inside the house with

Peter van Assche/Bureau SLA and Anneke Bokern/architour

Language: English

Augmented Bricklaying. Brick Award 22 Category "Building outside the box". Gramazio Kohler Research-ETH Z�rich-In collaboration with Close-up at facade
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