The winners of the 2020 Think Brick Awards, which celebrate excellence in the use of clay brick, concrete masonry and roof tiles by architects and designers, have been announced at a small lunch at the Park Hyatt in Sydney. Think Brick Australia would like to congratulate the winners on their astounding entries this year.
Prior to the disruption of COVID-19, our loyal community had already submitted entries to the awards program – and aren’t we glad that they did! The winning entries remain undiminished in its quality and innovation, pushing and exceeding the frontiers of traditional architecture.
Our beautiful theme ‘Down to Earth’, complemented by the artwork ‘Rainbows’ by Indigenous artist April Jones, is exemplified in this year’s entries and has extended to the sea – with our first ever underwater entry in the Kevin Borland Masonry category.
Whether it was finding the fleeting balance between the contemporary and the conventional or challenging the functional form, each winner exhibited an artisanal approach in their design, using the designated building materials in a fashion that effortlessly conveys the concept of their project.
This year’s entries were judged by an experienced panel of jurors comprising of distinguished architects and experts, including Amy Muir (director, Muir Architecture), Adrian Spence (co-founder, Richards and Spence), Asher Galvin (practice director, BVN), Geoff Warn (founding partner, With_Architecture Studio), Sue Barnsley (principle, Sue Barnsley Design), and Elizabeth McIntyre (group CEO, Think Brick Australia, Concrete Masonry Association of Australia, Australian Roofing Tile Association).
There are six awards categories with a $10,000 cash prize for each: The Horbury Hunt Commercial Award, the Horbury Hunt Residential Award, the Bruce Mackenzie Landscape Awards, the Kevin Borland Masonry Award, the Robin Dods Roof Tile Excellence Award, and the New Entrant Award.
We would also like to express our gratitude to the entire Think Brick Awards community, your unfaltering support during these turbulent times have not been overlooked. We are looking forward for your entries next year!