Hunt Is Over For Commercial Brick Winner

Think Brick Awards (14/12/2015)

The winners of Think Brick’s most prestigious award have been announced at the Gala Awards dinner held at Sydney’s Intercontinental Hotel in August.

The Horbury Hunt Commercial Award prize winner was the team at Bureau Proberts for their “Bellbowrie Swimming Pool” project.

The winning project is a contemporary flood-resistant pool facility which was a response to the 2011 Brisbane floods. Featuring large gum flower motifs patterned out of brick, the building includes two pavilions and a verandah overlooking the community pool.

Think Brick Australia CEO Elizabeth McIntyre recognises that the brick walls bring a strong, civic quality to the new community facility especially the flower pattern.

“The feature walls create a physical and metaphysical link to the landscape and the flowering gums inspire the brick pattern.”
The architectural firm picked up a trophy and the $10,000 cash prize; the largest amount offered for the awards. The work was chosen for its outstanding craftsmanship and innovation through the use of clay face brick and pavers in the commercial sector.

The Horbury Hunt Commercial Highly Commended award was given to BVN Donovan Hill for their “Belconnen Police Station” project.

Architects submitted their government, public, health, education or multi-residential projects.

The award is named after John Horbury Hunt, a celebrated architect who came to Australia from America in 1863. Hunt’s famous works include St Peter’s Cathedral in Armidale, and Convent of the Sacred Heart and Tivoli in Rose Bay.

There were a record number of entries in this year’s Think Brick Awards with over 150 entries and it is expected that 2014 will achieve an even more overwhelming response.

In 2014, the Awards will increase prize money for each category and will introduce the Grand Prix Prize for the overall winner of the 5 categories.

For more information contact Kristine Shepherd on 02 8448 5500 or kristine@thinkbrick.com.au