Think Brick Awards: Entries Open

March 22, 2011

Win a trip to the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale and enter the Think Brick Awards. Entries close 31 May.

Update: Last chance to enter Think Brick Australia’s 2011 awards program: Entries close 7 June. Enter online at www.thinkbrick.com.au

Think Brick has launched its annual awards program, which promotes the design possibilities of building with brick. For 2011, the program encompasses four separate architecture awards:

Open Face Award: A new award for 2011, the Open Face Award is a conceptual design competition challenging architects to design a sustainable, two-bedroom suburban home. The brief calls for “architectural concepts that engage with the suburban by envisioning a future for the Australian suburb that embraces increased densities while accepting our established desire to engage with suburban life.”
The competition is open to Australian architects, with the winner receiving two business class airfares to Milan and five nights’ accommodation to be used for the period of the Venice Biennale 2012.

About Face Award: The About Face Award is an invitation-only award, with six Australian firms selected to compete for the award – with the same brief as the Open Face Award. For 2011, the participating architects are Ian McDougall of ARM, Olivia Hyde of BVN Architecture, LAVA’s Chris Bosse, Trent Woods and Jennie Officer from Officer Woods, Adrian Spence from Richards & Spence, and Thomas Bailey, Nathan Crump, Aaron Roberts and James Wilson of Room11.

About Face Student Award: Students are challenged to design a suburban house using half the number of bricks used in the average suburban bungalow on a typical quarter acre lot. The winner receives a return economy class flights and 3 nights’ accommodation to attend the Venice Biennale 2012. Three Highly Commended prizes of $500 cash will also be awarded.

Horbury Hunt Award: The Horbury Hunt Award rewards innovation and craftsmanship in brickwork, in completed projects. The Horbury Hunt rewards commercial and residential built projects.

Entries to each award are now open. Entries close 31 May.
Deadline extended: entries now close 7 June

For full details on conditions of entry and to submit your work into any of the Think Brick Awards, go to www.thinkbrick.com.au

Winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner on 11 August, at the Myer Mural Hall on Bourke Street in Melbourne.

Image Durbach Block’s Infinity House, the winning entry to the 2010 About Face Award.

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