Winning Via Brick Bridge to Venice

Think Brick Awards (14/12/2015)

Branch Studio Architects took out the award for the “Bridging Brick Babylon” project at the Think Brick 2013 Awards, winning the Open Face Award category.

Carrick Drive, a bridge concept project that connects Melbourne’s two suburbs of Tullamarine and Gladstone Park won for its innovative use of bricks.

The proposed construction consisted of two different coloured bricks representing the two communities and modern rendered white box – the design a reflection of the changing landscape of the suburbs.

The architectural firm has won two business class tickets to the 2014 Venice Biennale.

The Open Face category encourages architects to re-think brick in building constructions and how it responds to its location.
Think Brick CEO Elizabeth McIntyre said that the winning project creatively responded to the brief.

“It celebrates contemporary brick constructions and perfectly embodies the surrounding environment of the bridge location.”

This year, architects were encouraged to take a ‘view from the road’ by rethinking an existing site located on a roadway from an airport in a capital city of Australia.

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