Wienerberger has announced its Brick 20 Awards will be taking place this autumn through a virtual ceremony, for the first time due to the Corona Virus Crisis. Originally due to be held in June, the Brick Awards is an internationally renowned bi-annual architecture prize, which recognises innovative brick architecture across walls, façades, roofs, and paving projects.
This year there are 644 projects from 55 countries nominated across the 10 categories. Judging the nominations is a panel of independent, international judges; Jonathan Sergison, Sergison Bates Architects (United Kingdom), Helena Glantz, Urban Design (Sweden), Toni Gironès Saderra, Estudi d’Arquitectura Toni Gironès (Spain), Tina Gregoric, Dekleva Gregoric Architects (SIovenia), Mette Kynne Frandsen, Henning Larsen Architects A/S (Denmark). Two of the nominated architects are from the UK, their projects include Storey's Field Centre and Eddington Nursery (MUMA Architects) and Celine Cheongdam, Korea (Casper Mueller Kneer Architects).
As in previous years, Wienerberger will also produce its Brick Book to support the awards. The 2020 version will include 50 shortlisted projects, including the winners of the awards, as well as, five essays by international authors. The book puts the spotlight on clay building materials, which are timeless and a perfect fit for forward-looking and innovative architecture.
Speaking on the awards, Dave Henry, Head of Sales, Construction, from Wienerberger UK said: “We’re delighted to be still going ahead with the awards this year, despite the issues presented by Covid-19. Being able to host the event digitally means we’re still able to recognise and praise these fantastic projects and it’s great to see two UK nominees in there too. We look forward to the event in the autumn and also to the launch of our Brick 2020 book.”
Exact dates for the event will be announced in due course.
For more information on the awards and entries, please visit: https://www.brickaward.com/