Think International Jury. Think Brick Thinks O’Donnell and Tuomey. Think Brick Awards 2014

Think Brick Awards (14/12/2015)

World-renowned architecture duo, Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey and have been announced the international jury members for Think Brick Awards 2014.

For the very first time in the history of the prestigious Think Brick Awards, Think Brick Australia will conduct the judging in Venice to coincide with Venice Biennale 2014.

To celebrate the international element of the awards, O’Donnell and Tuomey will join veteran jury members;Emma Williamson, Neil Durbach, Elizabeth McIntyre and Cameron Bruhn in Venice to judge the award finalists on June 3.

The Irish pair was most recently praised for their brick architectural marvel, the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre at the London School of Economics. The seven-storey-high building features irregular angular shapes created from faceted red bricks.

It was this particular building that captured the attention of Think Brick Australia CEO, Elizabeth McIntyre to partner up with the architectural personalities, to assist in judging Australia’s best architectural design entries for 2014.

“O’Donnell and Tuomey’s impressive contemporary building designs, especially that of the Student Economics Building, is the calibre of excellence that we would like to associate our design awards with.”

“We look forward to their contribution and bringing the awards to the international stage” said McIntyre.

In 2014, Australia’s richest design awards will offer the largest cash prizes for each of the five categories. Along with the $10,000 cash prize for each category, a Grand Prix Prize will be awarded to the overall best entry across all five categories. The winner will win two Business Class tickets to Venice Biennale 2016.

All submissions 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.