Think Concrete Masonry. Think $10,000. Awards Now Open: Celebrating Commercial and Residential Concrete Masonry

Think Brick Awards (14/12/2015)

The inaugural Masonry Award has evolved in this year’s Think Brick Awards due to architects’ demands. The Masonry Award has now expanded to include residential projects.

Concrete Association of Australia is awarding a $10,000 cash prize for Australia’s next Kevin Borland Concrete Masonry Award winner.

This allows concrete masonry to be exhibited and reward those architects who have discovered the design potential of concrete masonry in either commercial or residential built projects.

Think Brick’s involvement with the Concrete Masonry Association of Australia encouraged the initial recognition of concrete masonry in design for 2013 and this has continued in this year’s awards.

Last year’s Masonry Commercial winner was Woods Bagot for St Mary of the Cross, MacKillop Chapel.

CMAA CEO Elizabeth McIntyre said “the various ways concrete blocks were used throughout the structure was not only aesthetically pleasing but functional; from lighting and ventilation right through to the acoustics.”

The winner of the Concrete Masonry category will win the cash prize and has the chance to win the Grand Prix prize - the trip for two to the Venice Biennale in 2016, which will be awarded to the best nomination amongst the five categories.

All nominations are to be completed online at www.thinkbrick.com.au before 5pm Friday, May 23 2014.

For more information contact Kristine Shepherd on 02 8448 5500 or kristine@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 five categories including the Horbury Hunt Commercial Award; the Horbury Hunt Residential Award; the Bruce Mackenzie Landscape Award; the Kevin Borland Commercial and Residential Masonry Award; and the Roof Tile Excellence Award.

The winner will be announced at the Gala Awards dinner on Friday, August 8 2014 at Palladium at Crown, Melbourne.

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.

The Concrete Masonry Association of Australia (CMAA) is the peak body representing the concrete masonry manufacturers of Australia, including bricks, blocks, pavers and retaining walls. It supports the concrete masonry industry by providing technical information and advice to architects, engineers, specifiers and educators.