Australia’s richest design awards are now open for entry and architects are encouraged to enter their contemporary projects across five categories:
– Horbury Hunt Residential category for clay brick residential projects
– Horbury Hunt Commercial category for clay brick commercial projects
– Kevin Borland Masonry category for concrete masonry residential and commercial projects
– Urban Landscape Design category for clay and concrete masonry projects
– Roof Tile Award for concrete and terracotta roof tile residential and commercial projects
In 2014 a new award has been introduced for roof tiles. In association with the Roofing Tile Association of Australia, this category will honour Australian architecture designs using roof tiles. Another new aspect of this year’s awards is that due to architectural demand, the Kevin Borland Masonry award will include residential projects.
Nominated projects must have been completed since January 2012 and be located within Australia. The Roof Tile Award will allow projects completed from 2011.
With cash prizes of $10,000 for each category, the Think Brick Awards anticipate significant interest from all over Australia. Prize money has increased for each category in 2014.
A new twist to the 2014 awards is the introduction of the Grand Prix prize, which will be awarded to the best nomination amongst all five categories.
The overall winner of this award will also receive two return business-class tickets to the Venice Biennale in 2016, in addition to the cash prize for their category.
The Think Brick Awards encourages architects to consider the aesthetic, environmental and versatile features and implications of clay brick practice. This has now evolved to include the importance of concrete masonry and roof tiles for use in modern developments.
There is no fee to enter the awards. thinkbrick.com.au
Bellbowrie Swimming Pool by Bureau Proberts, 2013 Horbury Hunt Award, Commercial winner. Photograph: Christopher Frederick Jones.
Stawell Steps by Monash Architecture, 2013 Urban Design and Landscape Award commendation. Photograph: Peter Bennetts.
Four-Room Cottage by Owen and Vokes and Peters, 2013 Horbury Hunt Award, Residential winner. Photograph: Jon Linkins.