The Brick Awards is an independent award designed to celebrate some of the world’s best brick architecture. Hosted Wienerberger (The World’s Largest clay based building material manufacturer) Brick Awards is a competition that takes place every two years. Out of all submissions worldwide, an independent panel of architecture journalists and critics narrows down the number to a total of 50 projects, which are nominated for the Wienerberger Brick Award in different categories. Subsequently, an international jury of architects will select the category winners as well as one grand prize winning project. The award-winning projects are endowed with prize money. All 50 nominated projects including the award-winning projects are published in the accompanying Brick book.
In 2016, after receiving over 600 projects from all over the world, a panel of architecture journalists and critics has selected the 50 shortlisted projects for the Wienerberger Brick Award 2016. The biannual architectural award is presented to outstanding examples of modern and innovative brick architecture.
Among the 2016 shortlisted projects are Sharon Davis Design’s Women’s Opportunity Center, Ateliers Jean Nouvel + MDW Architecture’s Police Headquearters & Charleroi Danses, O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects’ LSE Saw Hock Student Centre, BC Architects’ Library of Muyinga and Frank Gehry’s Dr Chau Chak Wing Building.
Check out the details of the nominees here-