Nominees for the Brick Award 2022
The Brick Award is an internationally renowned architecture prize for modern and innovative brick architecture.
For this tenth event, 789 projects from 53 countries have been submitted and 50 finalists chosen, including 7 Belgian projects.
The Brick Award consists of five categories. A prize is awarded in each of them, in addition to the overall winner. The winning projects in the five categories 'Feeling at home', 'Living together', 'Sharing public spaces', 'Working together' and 'Building outside the box' as well as the overall winner of the Award will be announced at the official Brick Award ceremony in Vienna in June 2022.
"The development of recent years continues and the focus remains on resource-efficient construction. This concerns both highly innovative structures as well as those built in the traditional way with local materials and craft techniques. Re-use is just as present as the imaginative use of bricks. This almost playful approach leads to concise, memorable designs. The weighting of the different categories is almost balanced, showing that brick is represented in all building typological areas", explains Heimo Scheuch, CEO of Wienerberger AG.
An international jury
Five internationally renowned architects made up the jury of the Brick Award 2022: Ingrid van der Heijden/Netherlands, architect and founding partner of Civic Architects, Jesper Gottlieb/Denmark, architect and founding partner of Gottfried Paludan Architects, Tina Gregorič/Slovenia, architect and founding partner of Dekleva Gregorič Architects, Wilfried Kuehn/Germany, architect and founding partner of Kuehn Malvezzi, Brigitte Shim/Canada, architect and founding partner of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects in Toronto.
The 7 Belgian projects nominated
'Harbour building' project, Antwerp - Sergison Bates architects
House DEDE, Drongen - OYO Architects
'Sky One' project, Leuven - a2o
Social housing, Zwevegem - Dehullu Architecten