“When we talk about brick, people think that we talk about tradition. But in this competition, you can find many projects with an innovative approach, giving brick a new meaning and a new appearance. I think this is very important”, states Wang Shu, Pritzker Prize winner 2012 and jury member of the Wienerberger Brick Award 2014.
The spectrum of applications ranges from building solutions using classic clay blocks, facing bricks and roof tiles to the creative application of clay pavers and ceramic façade panels.
Seven Acres Cambridge, Formation Architects © Louis Sinclair
Women’s Opportunity Center, Sharon Davis Design © Elizabeth Felicella
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, Gehry Partners LLP & Daryl Jackson Robin Dyke architects © Gehry Partners LLP
Vellore House, Made in Earth © Alessandro Turchi
Kirche am Meer, Königs Architekten © Christian Richters
The Library of Muyinga © BC architects and studies
Collage Urbain, Maison Edouard Francois © Paul Raftery
|Headerimage (Lanxi Curtilage)||Philip F. Yuan / Archi-Union Architects © Shen Zhonghai|
|Herringbone House||Chan and Eayrs © Mike Tsang Photographs; Thomas Giddings|
|Sala Ayutthaya||Onion © Wison Tungthunya|
|De Ark||Lens°Ass Architecten © Philippe van Gelooven|
Bricks, clay blocks, roof tiles and pavers are among the most versatile and modern building materials. They allow the implementation of architectural fantasies as well as varied and aesthetic designs.