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Think Brick A Little Longer - Deadline Extended for Open and About Face Competitions

Think Brick Awards (14/12/2015)

By popular demand the About Face Student and Open Face categories of the Think Brick Awards have been extended to encourage more entries.

Students and architects have another week to win the chance to go to the 2014 Venice Biennale with the categories closing 5pm Friday, May 24 2013.

Think Brick Australia CEO Elizabeth McIntyre encouraged applicants to get their entries in to win the prize of a life time.
"The Venice Biennale is attended by thousands of the world's most influential architects, designers and urban planners – it truly is something not to miss," she said.

The About Face category requires students to design their own 'Pholiota' – the Melbourne home of Walter Burley Griffin and his wife Marion Mahony.

They must apply the same building technique used to construct the house – known as the Knitlock system – which involved interlocking concrete reinforced tiles.

Architects are encouraged to think outside the box in the Open Face category by taking ‘a view from the road’ and rethinking an existing site situated on a roadway from an airport in a capital city of Australia.

They are also asked to propose a medium sized commercial development and how the use of brick is specific to its location.

The winner of the About Face Student Award will receive a return flight and three night’s accommodation in Venice while the recipient of the Open Face Award will receive two business class tickets and five night’s accommodation in the city.

Submissions can be lodged online at

For more information contact media relations manager Hannah Jonkers on 02 8448 5500 or

The Think Brick Awards are Australia's richest design and architecture awards. They recognise excellence and innovation within the clay brick and concrete masonry industry across eight categories including the Landscape Award; the Horbury Hunt Commercial Award; the Horbury Hunt Residential Award; Raise the Roof – Rethink Tiles Award; the Commercial Masonry Award; the Reuse/Recycle/Restoration Award; and the About Face Student Award.

The winner will be announced at the Gala Awards dinner on Thursday, August 8 2013 at the Intercontinental in Sydney.

Think Brick Australia represents Australia’s clay brick and paving manufacturers. Its purpose is to ensure clay brick is recognised as a pre-eminent building material by leading architects, developers, builders and property owners. Think Brick Australia is committed to promoting exemplary building and landscape design using clay brick and pavers.