EQS-News: Brick Award 24 honors international pioneers in brick architecture

EQS-News: Brick Award 24 honors international pioneers in brick architecture

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Brick Award 24 honors international pioneers in brick architecture

07.06.2024 / 08:00 CET/CEST
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Brick Award 24 honors international pioneers in brick architecture

• Jury of internationally renowned architects chose five winning
projects out of 743 entries from 54 countries
• The winners showcase the potential of brick architecture for
sustainable and innovative construction


Vienna, June 7, 2024 – The international biannual Brick Award, created in
2004 by wienerberger to promote innovation and excellence in brick
architecture, has been held in Vienna for the eleventh time. With a total
of 743 entries from 54 countries, this year’s iteration once again
showcased the relevance and innovative potential of brick architecture
around the globe. From the pre-selected 50 nominees, the jury chose
winning projects in five categories – “Feeling at home“, “Living
together“, “Working together”, “Sharing public spaces”, “Building outside
the box” – and an overall grand prize winner, based on criteria such as
aesthetics, sustainability, and innovation.

“Today, architects face several major challenges at once. They must create
spaces that both reduce our impact on the planet and protect us from the
effects of climate change, while also making homes more affordable as the
costs of living have surged over the last years. To find answers,
extraordinary architects explore new ways to utilize material and
structure, as this year’s Brick Award winners demonstrate. Their projects,
apart from their aesthetic and structural qualities, are physical
manifestations of exactly the kind of innovative spirit that today’s
challenges require. From saving resources to building into existing
environments, these creative minds found solutions by tapping into the
still vast potential of brick. We are proud to honor and support these
pioneers”, says Heimo Scheuch, CEO of wienerberger.

From living quarters to art installations: Winners showcase potential of
brick architecture

The award is endowed with a total of € 27.000 prize money, € 7.000 for the
grand prize winner and € 5.000 each for the other four category winners.
The grand prize went to the British studio Níall McLaughlin Architects and
their project “International Rugby Experience”, an exhibition and events
center in Limerick dedicated to the sport of rugby, in the Brick
Award-category “Sharing public spaces”. Its design takes inspiration from
Limerick’s famous churches while still upholding a modern aesthetic,
allowing the building to fit within the environment while at the same time
enhancing it aesthetically.

The category “Feeling at home” was won by Paraguayan studio Equipo de
Arquitectura, whose “Intermediate House” uses compressed soil blocks,
allowing for low-emission temperature control. The prize for “Living
together”, the category for multi-party housing, went to the Argentinian
team of Estudio Arqtipo for achieving a combination of ten living units on
a narrow corner lot while giving every unit a private outdoor space.

In the category “Working together”, the two collaborating Irish studios
Grafton Architects and O’Mahony Pike Architects came out first with their
new office headquarters for the Electricity Supply Board of Ireland, which
succeeded in bridging modern building standards with Dublin’s historic
aesthetic. And the prize for “Building outside the box” went to a joint
project between the studios HANGHAR from Spain and PALMA from Mexico: For
an architecture and design festival, they built a temporary artistic brick
construction titled “Types of Spaces” in a narrow passageway in the
Spanish town of Logroño which leads visitors through several architectural

The jury consisted of five internationally renowned architects:

• Christelle Avenier/France, architect and co-founder of Avenier Cornejo
• Christine Conix/Belgium, architect und co-founder of Conix RDBM
• Ingrid van der Heijden/Netherlands, architect and co-founder of CIVIC
• Wojciech Malecki/Poland, architect and founder of Maleccy biuro
• Boonserm Premthada/Thailand, architect and founder of Bangkok Project

The BRICK 24 Book

As in previous years, wienerberger publishes a book entitled “BRICK 24”,
which accompanies the architectural competition. It features the 50
shortlisted projects, including the winners. Five essays by international
authors complete this overview of contemporary brick architecture. The
book puts the spotlight on clay building materials – which are timeless
and a perfect fit for forward-looking and innovative architecture.
Published in cooperation with Park Books.

All information regarding the projects as well as photos to download can
be found here: [1] www.wienerberger.com

wienerberger is a leading international provider of innovative, ecological
solutions for the entire building envelope, in the fields of new buildings
and renovations, as well as infrastructure in water and energy management.
With more than 20,000 employees worldwide, wienerberger’s solutions enable
energy-efficient, healthy, climate-friendly, and affordable living.
wienerberger is the world’s largest producer of bricks and the market
leader in clay roof tiles in Europe as well as concrete pavers in Eastern
Europe. In pipe systems (ceramic and plastic pipes), the company is one of
the leading suppliers in Europe. By acquiring Meridian Brick, wienerberger
further strengthened its position as a leading supplier of facade products
in North America. With its more than 200 production sites, wienerberger
generated revenues of approx. € 4.2 billion and an operating EBITDA of €
811 million in 2023.
For further information, please contact:
Claudia Hajdinyak, Head of Corporate Communications Wienerberger AG
t +43 664 828 31 83 | claudia.hajdinyak@wienerberger.com


07.06.2024 CET/CEST This Corporate News was distributed by EQS Group AG.


Language: English
Company: Wienerberger AG
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