Architects Urged to Think Venice With Brick

Think Brick Awards (14/12/2015)

It’s the last chance for architects and architecture students to win trips to the prestigious Venice Biennale in 2014 at this year’s Think Brick Awards.

The prizes are offered in the About Face Student and Open Face Award categories and entries close next week.

Kirribilli resident and past winner of the Open Face Award, Rana Abboud, urged architects to enter before it was too late.

“The Biennale introduced me to a range of people within the construction industry with whom I’m still in touch, and provided an incredibly stimulating experience from which I will draw in my future work,” the CODESSIarchitect and designer said.

“Venice itself was flamboyant, breath-taking, unforgettable – Venice during the Biennale just buzzed. I loved the informality of the venues that dotted the Giardini, and the possibility, each day, of bumping into starchitects on route to their exhibits.”
Her winning design of a brick vault house best reflected the sustainable suburbia brief in 2011 and she won a business class trip for two to Milan and the 2012 Venice Biennale.

The Venice Biennale is one of the most important events on the international architecture calendar and gives those in the industry the opportunity to see some of the world’s best architectural exhibitions.

The winner of the About Face Student Award will receive a return flight and three night’s accommodation in Venice while the recipient of the Open Face Award will receive two business class tickets and five night’s accommodation in the city.

Entries for the About Face Student Award and the Open Face Award close Friday, May 17, 2013 and submissions can be lodged online at www.thinkbrick.com.au

For more information or to arrange an interview with Rana Abboud 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. 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 winners will be announced at the Gala Awards dinner on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the Intercontinental in Sydney.

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.