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Think Brick Awards 2015

The 2015 Think Brick Awards were announced in a gala presentation at Crown Palladian on 13 August. From a record number of entries in 2015, 26 were recognized across five categories.

The winners in 2015, ranging from a university building to a children’s charity centre have imaginatively and innovatively explored one of the world’s oldest building materials and challenged preconceived ideas about brick construction, concrete masonry and roof tiles.

Each category winner received a $10,000 cash prize, making the Think Brick Awards one of the richest design prizes in Australia. The Grand Prix winner also received a trip for two to the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.

The winners are:

Act for Kids Child and Family Centre of Excellence by m3architecture.

Act for Kids Child and Family Centre of Excellence by m3architecture.

Image: Peter Bennetts

Grand Prix winner and Kevin Borland Masonry Award winner

Act for Kids Child and Family Centre of Excellence, Townsville (Qld) – m3architecture

Kevin Borland Masonry Award finalists

Concrete House (WA) – Fringe Architects

Local House (Vic) – MAKE architecture

Wylde Street (NSW) – SJB Architects

Lagoon House (Tas) – Taylor and Hinds Architects

Dr Chau Chak Wing Building by Gehry Partners (Design Architect) and Daryl Jackson Robin Dyke (Executive Architects).

Dr Chau Chak Wing Building by Gehry Partners (Design Architect) and Daryl Jackson Robin Dyke (Executive Architects).

Image: Jacqui Dean

Bunbury Catholic College – Mercy Campus by CODA Studio and Broderick Architects.

Bunbury Catholic College – Mercy Campus by CODA Studio and Broderick Architects.

Image: Peter Bennetts

Horbury Hunt Commercial Award – joint winners

Dr Chau Chak Wing Building (NSW) – Gehry Partners (Design Architect) and Daryl Jackson Robin Dyke (Executive Architects)

Bunbury Catholic College – Mercy Campus (WA) – CODA Studio and Broderick Architects

Horbury Hunt Commercial Award finalists

UWS Kingswood Campus Library (NSW) – Allen Jack+Cottier

Penleigh and Essendon Grammar Middle Girls School (Vic) – McBride Charles Ryan

Dayboro Kindergarten (Qld) – Reddog Architects

Platform Apartments, Carriageworks Way, Eveleigh – Architectus

Hello House by OOF! Architecture.

Hello House by OOF! Architecture.

Image: Nic Granleese

Horbury Hunt Residential Award winner

Hello House (Vic) – OOF! Architecture

Horbury Hunt Residential Award finalists

McIlwrick Street Residence, Windsor (Vic) – B.E Architecture

Courtyard House (NSW) – Aileen Sage Architects

Wedge House (Vic) – Inglis Architects

Lake Wendouree House (Vic) – John Wardle Architects

Camino House by Bosske.

Camino House by Bosske.

Image: Peter Bennetts

Roof Tiling Excellence Award winner

Camino House (WA) – Bosske

Roof Tiling Excellence Award finalists

Huntingdale Golf Club (Vic) – Inarc Architects

Roseville Avenue (NSW) – Studio GA

Ballarat House (Vic) – H2O Architects

Nedlands Residence (NSW) – Roger Cuperus Design & Drafting

Langtree Mall Mildura by Hansen Partnership.

Langtree Mall Mildura by Hansen Partnership.

Image: Andrew Lloyd

Bruce Mackenzie Landscape Award winner

Langtree Mall Mildura (Vic) – Hansen Partnership

Bruce Mackenzie Landscape Award finalists

West End Cottage (Qld) – Vokes and Peters (with Owen and Vokes and Peters)

Richmond Terrace (Vic) – Hansen Partnership

Dandenong Civic Centre (Vic) – Rush\Wright Associates

Casba (NSW) – SJB Architects + Billard Leece Partnership

On the jury were: Jayson Blight (COX Architecture, QLD), Clare Cousins (Clare Cousins Architects, VIC), Anupama Kundoo (Anupama Kundoo, Spain/India), Cameron Bruhn (Architecture Media) and Elizabeth McIntyre (Think Brick).

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