ABOUT THE THINK BRICK AWARDS

ABOUT THE THINK BRICK AWARDS


Think Brick Awards 2019

Each year we are continually inspired by the creative designs and innovative processes behind Australia’s best architectural projects showcasing bricks, concrete masonry and roof tiles. Entries are now open for the 2019 Think Brick Awards program, which offers $10,000 cash prizes across five categories. For new architects entering the awards program for the first time, we are also offering a $10,000 cash prize for the best new entrant project. 

Since 2005 the Think Brick Awards have encouraged architects to push boundaries and reimagine the application of masonry in contemporary design. The program rewards innovation and craftsmanship in masonry, recognising the important contributions that architects, builders, bricklayers and manufacturers make to the process of creating outstanding residential and commercial projects.

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 push the envelope in innovative roof design using terracotta and concrete roof tiles.

Entries are open from 19th November 2018 to 3rd May 2019, and the gala awards dinner will be held on 15th August 2019 at Crown Palladium, Melbourne.

We look forward to exploring how you are using imagination and innovation with bricks, pavers, blocks and roof tiles to create outstanding architectural projects. We wish you all the best with your entries! 

Elizabeth McIntyre 
Chief Executive Officer
Concrete Masonry Association of Australia

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BRUCE MACKENZIE LANDSCAPE AWARD

BRUCE MACKENZIE LANDSCAPE AWARD


In 2008, Urban Design was included in the Think Brick Awards Horbury Hunt category celebrating clay brick in landscape and urban design. In 2013 this expanded to include a separate category for clay and concrete masonry in urban design, which saw an array of contemporary entries. In 2014 this award was renamed in honour of renowned landscape artist Bruce Mackenzie.

The winner of this category will receive a $10,000 cash prize.

In 2018, this category was won by a feature masonry wall “that mediated beautifully between the built form and the landscape through its sculptural elements”.

Every year winners and high commendations of this category continue to highlight the unlimited possibilities of the humble paver.

We look forward to seeing how your projects have transcended their paver beginnings to embody landscaping perfection.

Elizabeth McIntyre
Chief Executive Officer
Think Brick Australia & Concrete Masonry Association of Australia

KEVIN BORLAND MASONRY AWARD

KEVIN BORLAND MASONRY AWARD


The Think Brick Awards remain the richest design awards in Australia and have become a focal point for innovative brick design. In collaboration with the Concrete Masonry Association of Australia, the Commercial Masonry Award for built projects was introduced in 2013 to recognise concrete masonry in design.

In 2014, the inaugural Masonry Award was expanded to include residential projects. This provides a greater stage for concrete masonry to be showcased, and rewards architects who have discovered the design potential of concrete masonry in either commercial or residential built projects.

The winner of this category will receive a $10,000 cash prize. 

In 2018, this category was won by a home that “completely challenged the cliché that concrete blocks are banal, cold or utilitarian’”.

We look forward to receiving your entries and seeing how your projects have transcended their concrete masonry beginnings.

Elizabeth McIntyre
Chief Executive Officer
Concrete Masonry Association of Australia

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