Entries into the Think Brick Awards, which celebrate excellence in the use of clay bricks, concrete masonry and roof tiles by architects and designer, have increased by 60 percent for the 2018 edition.
This year the awards will expand with the addition of a new category, which will see a $10,000 prize awarded to the best first-time entrant across all other categories.
Commenting on the increase, Think Brick Australia CEO, Elizabeth McIntyre, says: “We’ve been flooded with new incredible designs from architects Australia wide to be considered for a Think Brick award.
“I’ve been so impressed with the volume and of the quality of this year’s entrants. Announcing the new entrant category has significantly raised the amount of first-time entrants this year. We hope that these new entrants are able to enjoy full participation in the awards program now that they have entered. I encourage all new entrants to come to our Gala Awards Night to see their projects showcased.”
2018 Think Brick Award categories include:
Horbury Hunt Commercial Award: includes built projects that exemplify outstanding craftsmanship and innovation through the use of clay face bricks and pavers, with a cash prize of $10,000.
Horbury Hunt Residential Award: includes residential built projects that exemplify outstanding craftsmanship and innovation through the use of clay face bricks and pavers, with a cash prize of $10,000.
Kevin Borland Masonry Award: recognises projects that highlight the design potential of concrete masonry in commercial and residential built architecture, with a cash prize of $10,000.
Bruce Mackenzie Landscape Award: highlights the unlimited possibilities of the humble paver, with a cash prize of $10,000.
Robin Dods Terracotta Roof Award: showcases the sustainability benefits, versatility and design possibilities of terracotta roof tiles, with a cash prize of $10,000.
New Entrants Award: for those architects who have never entered in the awards before, with a cash prize of $10,000.
This year’s awards will be announced at a gala dinner on 23 August 2018.
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