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The InsighTours, launched by Guiding Architects and Wienerberger, focus on buildings nominated for the Brick Award, an international award that presents outstanding brick architecture from all around the world. Wienerberger initiated the bi-annual, independent Brick Award in 2004. 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. A pre-jury selects the nominees, before an international jury of renowned architects, who change with every award, selects the Category winners and the Grand Prize winner.

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Where we have already been in 2023

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

TV Picture Tube Factory

Eindhoven, Netherlands

The TV Picture Tube Factory in Eindhoven was shortlisted in the category Living Together. Although the name of the project does not give it away, this is a housing area, built on the grounds of a former television production site of Philips. Around 500 apartments have been erected on the factory site, including the RK district with 80 apartments by HILBERINKBOSCH. The architects used the contours of the factory as a leitmotif for their design, including so-called sawtooth houses, terraced houses with separate tower volumes, and a four-story apartment block, inspired by the architecture of the old Philips office buildings. All buildings are clad in light gray brick and feature beige anodized aluminium window frames, orienting them to the history of the place. The area features more housing projects by a.o. Happel Cornelissen Verhoeven and Bedaux de Brouwer, but there are also self-build plots and, last but not least, a ceramics workplace which has been transformed into the headquarters of product designer Piet Hein Eek.

Location

Beeldbuisring/Flowcoatstraat, Eindhoven, NL

Program

The tour started with a welcome by Anneke Bokern (architour and member of the Brick Award pre-jury). Afterwards, architect Annemariken Hilberink (Hilberink Bosch) told the participants all about the design and the building process of the TV Tube Factory, before Anneke Bokern took them on a walk around the neighbourhood.

 

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.

When            tba

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.

When            tba

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.

When            tba

Where:         Falkoner Allé 118, Copenhagen

Program:     tba

Language:   English

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

Paracelsus Bad & Kurhaus - Tour Completed

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. It is situated in the historic center of Salzburg. The six-story building houses a twenty-five-meter-long sports pool, a four-meter-deep diving pool, tube slides and children’s pools, a spa and rehabilitative treatment centre. On the roof lies a sauna area with infinity pool. The building is clad on the outside in white ceramic vertical blinds, not unlike Le Corbusier’s famous brise-soleils. Their rhythm is interrupted on the third-floor level, where the curving, panoramic window provides views to the surrounding park and town for the pool visitors. Indoors, similar white ceramic modular tiles cover the undulating ceiling, which culminates in a circular light well that pierces through two floors. Making use of the parametric architectural language of today, the space refers also to the typology of modernist swimming pools - through its uninterrupted span of the ceiling and the natural skylight that remains hidden at first. It scores with a number of high-tech solutions that help to utilize waste heat within the building or use ventilation for an optimal indoor climate. The vertical ceramic louvers that wrap the building also perform a role as "sun blockers" and prevent overheating in the summer months.

The architects Berger + Parkkinen wanted to offer a unique combination of physical relaxation and cultural inspiration.

Location

Auerspergstraße 2, 5020 Salzburg

Program

The tour started with a welcome by Claudia Neeser (guiding architects-munich). Afterwards, architect Alfred Berger (Berger + Parkkinen Architekten, Vienna)  explained the design of the Paracelsusbad, before visiting  the swimming pool and sauna area.

Language German

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.

When            tba

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.

When            tba

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.

When            tba

Where:         Falkoner Allé 118, Copenhagen

Program:     tba

Language:   English

InsighTour Falkoner Alle
© Wienerberger AG / V. Schuster-Hofinger

Falkoner Allé 118 - Tour Completed

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 fasades of several churches, public palaces and numerous housing blocks. In 2016, the local municipality held a competition for public and permanent refugee housing in a centrally located plot on the corner of Falkoner Allé and Ågade. The tender was won by architects Mangor & Nagel together with the social housing organization Boligforeningen AAB and the engineering company Oluf Jørgensen. On the corner of Falkoner Allé and Ågade street stands this new social housing block – situated in an upmarket district with spacious boulevards and fashionable restaurants. The building indicates a shifting approach of the municipality in supporting diversity of class and ethnicity in the neighborhood. The new house accommodates fourteen apartments, ranging from two-bedroom flats to spacious three-bedroom homes. As the architects were operating on a budget considerably smaller than in residential construction for private developers, the detailing of the interior spaces is straightforward, yet architectural solutions have ensured their uniqueness, perhaps even honesty. The low slope of the roof provides pleasant skylights for living rooms underneath and offers unusual room configurations for the inhabitants. Due to a lower floor height compared to the early 20th century neighbourhood, the new structure makes a small, downward step in the street front towards Ågade street. This is compensated by the carefully composed patterns of the brickwork aligning itself with the neighboring building. In this way, the new façade blends into the existing street, while still maintaining its difference.

Location

Falkoner Allé 128, 2000 Fredriksberg

Program

The tour started with a welcome by Asal Mohtashami of Scaledenmark. Afterwards, Emilie Maria Lind Fenham and Maria Tranebæk Lindstrøm from Mangor & Nagel explained the building, before we visited the interior, including an apartment.

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.

When            tba

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.

When            tba

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.

When            tba

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 | arqfoto.com

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. 

Where:      Carrer del Camp del Ferro

Program:

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.

A unique insight into this highly personalized house with an unusual spatial layout! Architect Peter van Assche explained all about the design and the building process.

 

Where:      Koopvaardersplantsoen 75, Amsterdam

Program:

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 incon.ai. Close-up at facade
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