How to participate in the Brick Award

The submission period for Brick Award 22 took place between January and April 2021.  Submitters can be architects, international architecture critics and journalists. You can find the 50 nominated projects on this website and we will present them as well on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook in the following months. The winners will be communicated at the Brick Award ceremony in late spring 2022.

Rosa Parks school complex. Brick Award 22 Category "Sharing public spaces". Brenac&Gonzalez&Associ�s. Outside view
© sergio grazia

Submission process

Submission via online template

The submission period is over. Stay tuned for news on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Participants are asked to fill out an online template comprising of basic project data, a short informative text describing the project, as well as uploading pictures and plans of the building. By submitting, participants consent to the submission and having this  published at a later stage.

 

 

Project Burma Hospital in Myanmar. Brick Award 22 Category "Sharing public spaces". a+r Architekten. Outside view
© Oliver Gerhartz

Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria include innovative design and architecture concept, skillful and innovative use of bricks as well as architecture quality in terms of aesthetics, shape and configuration of the project. Special attention is also directed to the adequacy of the project in relation to its intended purpose, building type and cultural context, as well as to sustainability and energy efficiency aspects.

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. The first Brick Award in 2004 was won by Josef Pleskot in Czech Republic with his beautiful solution for a pedestrian passage in a castle park. In the following years the Grand Prizes went to Hungary, Germany, Liechtenstein, South Africa, Thailand, Spain, Austria, Great Britain, Switzerland and in 2020 to Poland!


 

Vejen Town Hall. Brick Award 22 Category "Working together". Transform Aps. Outside view
© Anders Sune Berg

Award categories

Categories for nomination

  • Feeling at home: single-family houses, semi-detached houses and small housing projects of high architectural quality that provide comfortable, healthy & sustainable living spaces

  • Living together:  multi-family houses: innovative residential solutions taking into account the trends & challenges of urbanisation such as scarcity of space, social challenges and new living concepts

  • 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


    The award categories can be subject to slight changes depending on the year and the development of trends and current topics.


Girls� Hostel Block
© Andre J Fanthome

Award Criteria

Criteria for participation

  • A significant part of the project must consist of clay building materials (clay blocks, facing bricks, clay pavers, clay roof tiles, clay façade panels etc.)
  • One of the nomination categories must apply to the project
  • The project was completed in 2018 or later
  • The project can comprise newly constructed, refurbished and converted buildings
  • The project can include new and reused bricks
  • Special attention will be directed to how the project combines functionality, sustainability and energy efficiency
  • The use of Wienerberger products is not a relevant factor for participation


Jewish Museum Franken. Brick Award 22 Category "Sharing public spaces". Umarchitekt. outside view at dawn
© Gerhard Hagen

Award Prize

What awaits the winner

The award is endowed with prize money of 7.000 Euros for the Grand Prize Winner (incl. Category Winner) and 5.000 Euros for each of the remaining four Category Winners.


Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum. Brick Award 22 Category "Sharing public spaces". Studio Zhu Pei. Inside view
© schranimage / Studio Zhu Pei

These are the winners of the
Brick Award 20

Congratulations!