Once again, the search is underway to find the best brickwork in action for the 2014 Brick Awards, organised by the Brick Development Association.
The Awards are one of the top design and construction awards in the country and show just what brick – the UK’s most popular cladding material – can achieve. Last year’s winners included the Ortus , a learning facility in London, Carmelite Monastry in Liverpool and the Britten – Pears Archive in Suffolk.
Entrants are judged on a wide range of architectural design factors including demonstrating the building fabric’s sustainability credentials and the aesthetical choice, blend and bond of brick. The judges are also seeking attention to structural and aesthetical brick detailing, the buildings contribution to its context and quality of craftsmanship.
17 prestigious trophies are up for grabs. A new category was introduced last year – the BDA Chairman’s Award. This award is outside the judging panel and is in recognition of a project which fulfils a need that the Chairman considers important.
The Awards are open to anyone, whether they are architects/designers, building owners, developers, housebuilders, contractors or brick manufacturers. The only stipulation is that the project – unless it’s featured in the Worldwide category – must feature clay bricks or pavers made by BDA members.
The 2014 Brick Awards will be presented at the Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel in London on 12 November. Further information about the categories is available on the BDA website, www.brick.org.uk, where an entry form can be downloaded.
Hard copies can also be requested by emailing [email protected] or by calling 020 7323 7030. The closing date for entries is 14 June 2014.