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Winners revealed: 2018 Think Brick Awards

The winners of the 2018 Think Brick Awards, which celebrate excellence in the use of clay brick, concrete masonry and roof tiles by architects and designers, have been announced at a gala dinner at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne.

The Horbury Hunt Commercial Award was split between two significant projects – the Australian Embassy in Bangkok by BVN and the Learning and Teaching Building at Monash University’s Clayton Campus by John Wardle Architects.

Of BVN’s embassy in the Thai capital, the jury said, “The architects are able to use brick and exploit its ability to absorb light. The texture changes its perception as you move closer to it.”

They also praised the way John Wardle Architects used brick in “a fabric-like way to produce an object that sits in [a] space in a sumptuous form. It’s geology meets the woolly jumper.”

The five winners each took home a $10,000 cash prize. A new addition to the awards was a $10,000 prize for the best submission from a new entrant.

The 2018 Think Brick Awards winners are:

Horbury Hunt Commercial Award

Joint winners

Australian Embassy - Bangkok BVN

Learning and Teaching Building - Monash University, Clayton Campus – John Wardle Architects

Cornerstone Stores by Richards and Spence.

Cornerstone Stores by Richards and Spence.

Image: Andy Macpherson Studio

High Commendations

Cornerstone Stores – Richards and Spence

Day Street Apartments – Tzannes

Maitland Riverlink Chrofi

Horbury Hunt Residential Award

Winner

Apartment House – Kerstin Thompson Architects

Apartment House by Kerstin Thompson Architects.

Apartment House by Kerstin Thompson Architects.

Image: Trevor Mein

High Commendations

Italianate House – Renato D’Ettorre Architects

Mount Lawley – Weststyle Design and Development

Three Chimney House – KP Architects

Tiger Prawn – Wowowa

Kevin Borland Masonry Award

Winner

Highbury GroveRitz and Ghougassian

Highbury Grove by Ritz and Ghougassian.

Highbury Grove by Ritz and Ghougassian.

Image: Tom Blachford

High Commendations

Collins Street Melbourne T and G – Bates Smart

Kardinya Close – Honed Architecture and Design

The Ash – Dalecki Design

Wonwondah House – Cooper Scaife Architects

Bruce Mackenzie Landscape Award

Winner

Melbourne Zoo - Predator Precinct Pledge Wall – Ola Studio

Melbourne Zoo - Predator Precinct Pledge Wall by Ola Studio.

Melbourne Zoo - Predator Precinct Pledge Wall by Ola Studio.

Image: Drew Echberg

High Commendations

Eden Lane – Rothelowman

Explorers Early Learning Centre – Perkins Architects

Garden Room House – Clare Cousins Architects

Newcombe Street Upgrade – McGregor Coxall

Robin Dods Roof Tile Excellence Award

Winner

The Beehive – Raffaello Rosselli with Luigi Rosselli Architects

The Beehive by Raffaello Rosselli with Luigi Rosselli Architects.

The Beehive by Raffaello Rosselli with Luigi Rosselli Architects.

Image: Raffaello Rosselli

High Commendations

Bathurst – Marple Constructions

Heritage In Kew – C and L Coghlan Roofing

Lewisham Road House – Clare Cousins Architects

Parish of Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Church – Loucas Zahos Architects

New Entrant Award

Winner

Kardinya Close – Honed Architecture and Design

High Commendations

Italianate House – Renato D’Ettorre Architects

Maitland Riverlink – Chrofi

Mount Lawley – Weststyle Design and Development

Oatlands House – Design Corp Architects

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