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2015 SHORTLIST ENTRIES


2016 BRICK AWARD CATEGORIES

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The Whitworth, The University of ManchesterWinner for 2015 Brick Awards

 

THE HOUSING CATEGORIES

  1. Individual Housing Development Award

This Award is for any type of new build, self-build, single dwelling. Projects needs to demonstrate how brick can be used in an inspirational way in both contemporary and traditional settings.

  1. Best Small Housing Development Award (Up to 25 Units)

This award is for any type of new-build, private or public sector accommodation including flats, up to 25 units. Schemes that form part of a larger mixed-use project can also be entered.

  1. Best Large Housing Development Award (Above 25 Units)

This award is for any type of private or public sector new build accommodation, including flats above 25 units in size.

  1. Best Large House Builder Award (1,000 Units or More)

Companies developing 1000 units or more in the year. This award is aimed at large house builders who have made extensive use of brick in their schemes. Entrants must submit a portfolio of two projects that showcase interesting and varied use of brickwork on a diverse range of developments.

  1. Best Urban Regeneration Project

This award includes projects which are fully complete, representing a major redevelopment of an urban area and its surroundings. Entrants have to show that brick has been used substantially and explain why brick has been successful in the re-development. Please provide before and after photos.

BUILDING AND LANDSCAPE CATEGORIES

  1. Best Commercial Building

This award is for all types of commercial building – offices, retail or leisure schemes, industrial buildings or mixed-use developments including religious projects.

  1. Best Public Building

This award is for all types of public buildings (except housing). To qualify, projects must have been funded by public or lottery money. PFI schemes are also included.

  1. Best Education Building

This award is for all types of buildings used in education, such as schools and universities. Please note that student housing will be judged in one of the housing categories.

  1. Best Refurbishment Project

This award is for all refurbishment projects where brick makes a major contribution. Please provide additional photos displaying the project ‘before’ and ‘after’ completion.

  1. Best Outdoor Space

This award is for the use of clay bricks and clay pavers in hard landscape design schemes. These may be urban, garden, amenity, leisure applications or extensions. Innovative design features that use brick in a sculptural way are also eligible.

TECHNICAL AND CRAFT CATEGORIES

  1. Innovative Use of Clay and Brick Products

This award is for any building or civil-engineering project that displays a particularly innovative use of brick and clay products. For example, the project might exhibit a pioneering structural solution, or use brick in a clever way to improve sustainability or design. Modular clay walling or clay rain screens are eligible. Other types of innovation could include projects that have employed brick prefabrication or gluing techniques. It is important to spell out why the project is innovative and the role brick played.

  1. Specialist Brickwork Contractor of the year

This category acknowledges the brickwork contractors contribution to the industry. Judges will look for achievement in training, investment and health and safety. Entrants need to explain (on a separate sheet) why they feel they deserve the Award and must also include excellent photography that conveys the quality of their work. Entrants are to include two different projects, these may include projects in architectural masonry, but at least one of the two projects is to be of a BDA member brick. Entrants must also complete the special section on the entry form.

  1. BDA Craftsmanship Award

This award highlights the craft and skill of the bricklayer. Open to projects of all types, this award recognises the highest standards of craftsmanship. The photography must demonstrate the quality of the craftsmanship.

  1. The BDA Supreme Award

This Award is made to the project considered to be the best overall. Each of the category winners will be automatically entered.

  1. Architects Choice Award

This is an award will be granted to the shortlisted project which receives the most votes from registered Architects and Architectural Students. Once the shortlisted nominees are announced, an online voting interface will be available to allow architects/students to vote for the projects they believe demonstrates the best architectural uses of brick. RIBA membership numbers and educational institutional details such as UCAS number will be required. Multiple votes from a single practice of their own projects will be counted as one singular vote.

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Worldwide Projects

In addition, we will be seeking the submission of exciting projects around the world demonstrating exciting use of brick. This will not form the main part of the award.

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