The jury and winners in 2016
The award comprises of different categories that are subject to slight change depending on the year and the development of trends and current topics at the time. For the Wienerberger Brick Award 2016, the following categories were awarded: Residential Use, Public Use, Re-Use, Urban Infill and Special Solution.
A record number of over 600 projects were submitted for the Wienerberger Brick Award in 2016. An independent pre-jury panel consisting of architecture critics and journalists had the challenging task to narrow down this number to a total of 50 - split into the five categories, which were nominated for the award. Subsequently, an international jury of renowned Architects selected the winners within the categories as well as a Grand Prize winner.
Previous jury members have included architects such as Wang Shu, (Pritzker prize winner of 2012), Laura Andreini, (Mies van der Rohe 2015 finalist), and Rudolf Finsterwalder, (Fritz Höger Grand Prize winner 2014), to mention just a few.
Assessment criterion include - innovative exterior and interior design and the skilful use of brick, along with functionality, sustainability and energy efficiency. Special attention is also directed to how the building blends in with and positively influences the surroundings, as well as to the general quality of architecture and its form and aesthetics - including innovative solutions and new approaches.
The winners of the Wienerberger Brick Award are announced biannually at an award ceremony and are presented with prize money.
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