Brick Award 2022

Every two years, the Brick Awards are held to honor the most creative examples of modern and innovative brick architecture. This year, Wienerberger presented the award for the tenth time. A total of 789 entries from 53 countries impressively document the international relevance of the Brick Award as an independent platform for innovative and contemporary brick architecture with a focus on innovative, resource efficient and sustainable building.
The winners were chosen from a shortlist of 50 projects by an international jury. A total of five architectural firms from Ecuador, Switzerland, China and France received awards for their groundbreaking brick architecture. The projects impressed the jury with their innovative design and architecture concept and the clever, innovative use of brick. All projects also have one thing in common: they are built of brick. They are all robust, energy-efficient, sustainable and resource-conserving. In short, they all have the qualities it takes to successfully manage the effects of climate change and ensure that future generations have the same opportunities we have today. During the selection process, the jury took into consideration both the cultural context and traditional local construction methods as the starting point for innovative architectural creations. Bearing in mind pandemic-related lifestyle changes, the jury agreed that for the first time there should be a focus on the concept of well-being.

The jury selected a total of five winners in the categories Feeling at Home, Living Together, Working Together, Sharing Public Spaces and Building Outside the Box. The latter category stands for innovative concepts and applications of brick, new building techniques, custom brick and new forms of decoration.

Grand Prize Winner & Category Winner ‘Sharing public spaces was Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum (China) by Studio Zhu Pei.
In the Feeling at Home category, the prize went to The House that Inhabits. a design by Architectenbureau Natura Futura, Babahoyo Ecuador.
The Logements Collectifs project (Avenier Cornejo Architectes ) received the Brick Award in the Living Together category and the prize in the Working together category was won by the Emmenbrücke office building, (Switzerland) designed by Baumschlager Eberle Architekten.
This year’s Brick Award in the Building outside the box category went to Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat – Yangzhou (China), a design by Neri & Hu Design and Research Office.

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