Last Chance to Think Venice With Brick

Think Brick Awards (14/12/2015)

Architects have the opportunity to win a business class trip for two to the 2014 Venice Biennale and five night’s accommodation at this year’s annual Think Brick Awards in August.

The prize is offered for the winning participant in the Open Face Award category at Australia’s richest design awards and the closing date for entries is fast approaching.

Think Brick CEO Elizabeth McIntyre urged architects to think brick and submit their work before it was too late.

“The Venice Biennale is arguably the most important event on the international architecture calendar. It’s a chance for our architects here to see some of the world’s best architectural exhibitions and even have the opportunity to network,” she said.

The Open Face category has been crafted by CODA founder Emma Williamson who believes it’s the perfect project to encourage architects to think outside the box and showcase their creativity.

“The award asks participants to suggest ways in which brick contributes to the form and identity of the building and how it responds to its surrounding environment,” she said.

Architects are encouraged to take a ‘view from the road’ by rethinking an existing site situated on a roadway from an airport in a capital city of Australia.

They are also asked to propose a medium sized commercial development and how the use of brick is specific to its location.

Entries for the award close 5pm on Friday, May 17 2013 and more can be found at www.thinkbrick.com.au

For more information contact media relations manager Hannah Jonkers on 02 8035 8609 or ma@thinkbrick.com.au

The Think Brick Awards are Australia’s richest design and architecture awards in the country. They recognise excellence and innovation within the clay brick and concrete masonry industry across eight categories including the Landscape Award; the Horbury Hunt Commercial Award; the Horbury Hunt Residential Award; Raise the Roof – Rethink Tiles Award; the Commercial Masonry Award; the Reuse/Recycle/Restoration Award; and the About Face Student Award.

The winner will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner at the Intercontinental in Sydney on Thursday, August 8 2013.

Think Brick Australia represents Australia’s clay brick and paving manufacturers. Its purpose is to ensure clay brick is recognised as a pre-eminent building material by leading architects, developers, builders and property owners. Think Brick Australia is committed to promoting exemplary building and landscape design using clay brick and pavers.