The Think Brick Awards have always encouraged architects to push boundaries in projects by reimagining the application of brick, block, paver and roof tile in contemporary architectural design. 17 years after we first embarked on a small project engaging seven architects, we now receive hundreds of entries annually over 5 main built project categories offering a combined prize pool of $60,000. We are very proud of our continued legacy of rewarding innovation and craftsmanship and the recognition of brick, block, pavers and roof tiles as pre-eminent building materials.
Our theme for the Think Brick Awards 2022 is ‘A time to build, A time to grow'. The theme not only draws on the inherent resilience of brick, block, pavers and roof tiles as pre-eminent and sustainable building materials, but also references the human spirit and its’ ability to thrive and nurture endless creative resolutions.
The Horbury Hunt Commercial Award celebrates innovation and craftsmanship in commercial brickwork – the prestigious category is the pinnacle of showcasing brick design for the industry. The Horbury Hunt Residential Award recognises outstanding use of brick in the design of residential projects and celebrates the unlimited possibilities for contemporary design presented by the humble material.
In association with the Concrete Masonry Association of Australia (CMAA), the Kevin Borland Masonry Award recognises commercial and residential built projects that highlight the design potential of concrete masonry. Also, in association with the CMAA, the Bruce Mackenzie Landscape Award recognises outstanding built projects that use clay brick and concrete masonry in landscape and urban design.
In association with the Australian Roofing Tile Association (ARTA), the Robin Dods Roof Tile Excellence Award invites you to lead in innovative roof design using terracotta and concrete roof tiles.
Entries are open from Monday 17th January until Sunday 10th April 2022. Winners will be announced in August 2022, with details to be provided in line with COVID-19 developments closer to the time.
We look forward to continuing to see architects explore the unlimited possibilities of bricks, blocks, pavers and roof tiles in contemporary building design in 2022.